UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Undergraduate Stipends and Expenses Grant

Background

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.

Funding

Award Amounts:

  • Individual Undergraduate Research Projects; up to $2100.00 total payable to the student researcher, of which up to $1600.00 can be used to pay the student a stipend;
  • Collaborative Undergraduate Research Projects; up to $3000.00 total payable to student researchers, of which up to $2500.00 can be used to pay student stipends;
  • In addition, faculty mentors who direct individual or collaborative grants in this competition will be paid on a 3-1 ratio based on the proposal award up to a maximum of $700.00 payable to them as either stipend or expense monies.

Other important information about funding guidelines for expense monies:   

  • Students may use up to $75.00 for poster printing for presentation of the proposed research, and where applicable, should be sure to include such printing costs in their grant budget.
  • All purchasing must adhere to university policy, with equipment and non-disposable materials becoming property of the mentor’s department on completion of the project.  
  • Per state guidelines for differential tuition funds, grant monies cannot be used to purchase food, beverages, or incentives for human research subjects or participants. 

Awarded Proposals

To receive payment for the grant award:

Upon completion of the URSCA Project, (1) student(s) must complete this Final Reportlink and (2) the mentor must complete this Final Reportlink (3) for expenses, submit a copy of the award letter and original receipts to the URSCA Office using the Travel Expense Report or the Transfer Request form (for purchases made by the department); for stipend payment, the URSCA Office will contact you once both reports have been received.

 

Congratulations to the 2012-13document, 2013-14document and 2014-15document Undergraduate Stipends and Expenses Grant recipients!  

Information

 

Terms and Conditionsdocument

Proposal Informationdocument

 

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 20, 2014

 

To Apply

 

Undergraduate researcher(s) must complete this online student applicationlink

and

URSCA Mentors must complete the online mentor applicationlink.  One mentor application per project/grant submission.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

ursca@uwrf.edu

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