All Armstrong undergraduates are eligible for UR grants to fund academic research and creative projects done in concert with a faculty mentor for academic credit or as part of a research assistantship. These grants are not to be used to replace departmental budget responsibilities for typical classroom work or to fund conferences that do not coincide with current classroom projects. You are expected to consult with your research mentor (the instructor of your course) for help in completing this application. All receipts must be submitted in order to receive reimbursement. Each student can download the tax exempt form from Armstrong's Purchasing website.
The Social Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate students presenting the results of research that they have conducted at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the academic year 2017-2018. For further details, visit the student travel awards webapge of the dividion. The deadline for this grant is March 15th.
Submission deadlines for the 2017-2018 academic year (3 Rounds):
Friday, September 8th
Friday, October 20th
Friday, February 16th
Rules and Regulations
- Each student can only be awarded $200 per academic year.
- Abstracts must be submitted as a word document. PDF files and other file formats will not be accepted.
- Receipts for reimbursement must be submitted one month after award notification or conference date. Receipts should be submitted directly to the mailbox of Dr. Allison Belzer, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research for the College of Liberal Arts, located in Hawes 110.
- Award recipients must present in Armstrong's Student Scholars Symposium.
Proposal and Budget
Please provide a 250 WORD PROPOSAL of your research or creative project. Work with your mentor to ensure that the proposal appropriately conveys the kind of work you will be doing this semester and why this grant money will facilitate undergraduate research. If you are traveling to a conference, please include all relevant details (title of conference, dates, and location) and the type of presentation (poster or oral) you are making. Also confirm that you plan to present your research at Armstrong's Student Scholars Symposium. As best you can, follow the conventions that a professional scholar in your discipline would use to write the proposal. Include a separate detailed budget that identifies how you will spend the funds allowed for your project. For travel, include shared expenses where possible. Please be sure to examine our model applications in the left hand column in the quick links, and include a word count alongside your name and title.
PLEASE NOTE that for group projects, individuals must submit a SEPARATE GRANT PROPOSAL for each $200 award. It is acceptable to include the shared abstract of the project, but the proposal must reflect your individual contributions and financial needs.
What is Refundable?
This includes but is not limited to:
- individual costs associated with traveling to a conference to present student-created work
- supplies needed to present undergraduate research projects at an academic conference (including the Armstrong Student Scholars Symposium) and poster printing fees
- supplies needed to complete an undergraduate research project
- subscriptions, memberships, and fees paid to institutions to complete research (online or in person)
What is Not Refundable?
This includes but is not limited to:
- travel expenses already covered by the department sponsoring student conference attendance (i.e. – you cannot get reimbursed twice for the same expenses)
- costs of meals, gas, or parking while conducting research or while attending conferences.
- costs of computer software
- wear & tear reimbursement for car travel