The Undergraduate Stipends & Expenses Grant is intended to assist in covering expenses necessary to conduct research. Funds may be used for travel to conduct research; to purchase supplies including, but not limited to, books, software, disposable lab supplies, instructional materials, and printing; and to support student stipends to compensate for time allocated to projects.
Applications for these competitive grants are welcome from all colleges and disciplines. Grant applications can be for individual projects or collaborative projects, and in all cases should be student-authored, with supervision and guidance from the faculty mentor who will be directing the research. In the understanding that good faculty mentorship requires regular meetings and ongoing leadership throughout all phases of a research project, from initial conception to dissemination, faculty mentors are also eligible for a companion award payable on the student researcher's completion of the project.