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. 

Application Information

 

Terms and Conditionsdocument

Proposal Informationdocument

 

Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

 

To Apply

 

Student researcher(s) must complete the online student applicationlink and submit applicant(s) unofficial transcript to ursca@uwrf.edumail

 

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