UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Undergraduate Stipends & Expenses (USE) Grant is intended to assist in covering expenses necessary to conduct research. Funds may be used to purchase supplies including, but not limited to, books, software, disposable lab supplies, instructional materials, and printing; to support student stipends to compensate for time allocated to their projects; and for travel to conduct research. Note that dissemination events (conference presentations, etc.) are funded through Falcon Travel Grants. The USE Grant is solely for monies to conduct research.
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.
The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will notify award recipients, typically within 6 weeks of the grant deadline.
To receive payment of your USE Grant award:
Upon completion of the URSCA Project, (1) student(s) must complete this Final Assessment and (2) the mentor must complete this Final Assessment (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.
Terms and Conditions
Fall Round: Thursday, November 12, 2015 and Spring Round: TBA
Applications for Spring Round have not yet been opened.
Undergraduate researcher(s) must complete this online student application
URSCA Mentors must complete this online mentor application. One mentor application per project/grant submission.