Academic Year UROP Grants

Deadline for All Winter-Break Projects Nov. 28, 2016

There are several types of academic year UROP Grants:

1.  Conference Presentation Grants (CPG) - Maximum $1,500*

Conference Presentation Grants are open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are majoring or minoring in a department within the College of Arts and Letters.  These grants support conference travel for students who have authored a presentation, paper or poster that they will be personally presenting at a major conference, regional conference, or conference designed to feature undergraduate research. Students selected by their departments to attend conferences as delegates are also eligible. **

Proposals must include: 1) a description of the conference, specifying the particular session or panel at which the student will be presenting; 2) a conference acceptance letter and a copy of the accepted abstract; 3) a copy of the Human Subjects IRB approval (or exemption) notice from the Office of Research's Compliance Officer if your research included human subjects; and 4) a letter of recommendation from a regular faculty member in the College of Arts and Letters (teaching-and-research faculty or special professional faculty).  All applicants whose proposals require international travel also must obtain International Travel Approval. Proposals requiring domestic travel must include a completed Domestic Travel Waiver.  See "Proposals Requiring Domestic or International Travel" for further information. 

If there are multiple authors on a poster or paper, UROP can support up to two students for funding, assuming both are recommended by their faculty advisors. Since we cannot evaluate the relative contributions of multiple authors, we ask that you make a decision concerning who will present at a given conference in concert with your co-authors. Funding for the purchase of computers, cameras, and other electronic equipment and devices will not be provided.

Grant recipients must submit a copy of the paper or poster they presented at the conference to ISLA within 30 days of their presentation’s completion.

2. Research & Materials Grants (R&MG) - Maximum $1,750

Research and Materials Grants support materials required for research activities such as books, payment of participants, software, travel, and meals. Funding for the purchase of computers, cameras, and other electronic equipment and devices will not be provided, as ISLA will not reimburse students for such purchases. Research and Materials Grants are open to all students majoring or minoring in a department in the College of Arts and Letters. However, preferance will be given to applications from sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Grant applications must include the following: 1) a project description (i.e. statement of the research or creative work proposed), 2) a budget, and 3) a letter of recommendation from the supervising faculty member who must be part of the College of Arts and Letters (teaching-and-research faculty or special professional faculty). For those applying as a team, each team member must submit their own proposal and letter of recommendation that confirms their ability to carry out their designated tasks (e.g. the team member tasked with translating should request a letter of recommendation from a language professor).  A faculty member must indicate his or her willingness to serve as your research project mentor in your letter of recommendation.

Grant recipients must submit a final research project report to ISLA within 30 days of the project’s completion.

Graduating seniors must submit their applications for funding no later than January 15, 2016

3. Senior Thesis Grants (STG) - Maximum $2,500

Senior Thesis Grants support research projects conducted to fulfill the requirements for a senior thesis. Small Grants (up to $1,250) are intended for preliminary senior thesis research. Eligible students may receive two small grants or one large grant for up to $2,500. Funding for the purchase of computers, cameras, and other electronic equipment and devices will not be provided. Materials in excess of that which is required to carry out the student's project will also not be covered.

These grants are open to all juniors and seniors who are majoring or minoring in a department within the College of Arts and Letters. Grant proposals must include the following:  1) a project description (i.e. statement of the research or creative work proposed), 2) a budget, and 3) a letter of recommendation from a supervising faculty member who must be part of the College of Arts and Letters (teaching-and-research faculty or special professional faculty). A faculty member must indicate his or her willingness to serve as your research project mentor in the letter of recommendation.

Grant recipients must submit a final research project report or a copy of their senior thesis to ISLA within 30 days of the project’s completion or by May 1st for graduating seniors. 

Graduating seniors must submit their applications for funding no later than January 15, 2017.

*Higher budgets will be considered for presentations at international conferences. 

**Seniors, particularly those who received Senior Thesis Grants or Research & Materials Grants, have the option of applying for Conference Presentation Grants after the deadline if their research is accepted for presentation at a conference by June 30 following a May graduation.

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