Submission deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year:
Friday, September 30th Friday, November 18th Friday, February 3rd
Grants are available only for academic undergraduate research projects taken for Armstrong class credit. These grants are not to be used to replace departmental budget responsibilities for typical classroom work and cannot be used to purchase computer equipment. You are expected to consult with your research mentor (the instructor of your course) for help in completing this application. All expenses must be accompanied by receipts which should not include sales tax. Each student can download the tax exempt form from the 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 2016-2017. For further details, visit the student travel awards webapge of the dividion. The deadline for this grant is March 15th.
Rules and Regulations
- You can only be awarded $200 per academic year
- Your abstract must be a word document, NO PDFs.
- You must turn in receipts one week following the deadline after your round. For instance, if awarded a grant for round 1, the deadline for your receipts is one week after the round 2 deadline. If you fail to do so, you forfeit your funds, so know when you will use your funds. The final round's receipt deadline is two weeks before graduation. If your conference is in the summer, you may apply for the first round of grants in the next academic year. If you are presenting at a conference in May, we will work with you on extending this deadline.
- You must present in the Student Scholars Symposium if you are awarded a grant, even if you do not use your grant money. If you fail to present at the Student Scholars Symposium, you will not be eligble for grants in the next academic year.
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.
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 or parking while conducting research or while attending conferences.
- costs of computer software
- wear & tear reimbursement for car travel
- gas will no longer be a covered expense