Undergraduate Research Grants
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship offers several competitive Undergraduate Research Grants each year to support undergraduate research and creative activity. Proposals are solicited in the fall and spring semesters.
The award funds the actual costs of the project up to $2,000 plus a $500 student stipend.
Deadline: This year there are two independent grant review cycles per semester. The Spring 2013 deadlines are 5pm on February 28 and April 23.
Research Proposal: The project should reflect an original idea or creative endeavor that will extend knowledge in your area of interest. Your proposal should consist of the nine (9) items listed below. Please include page numbers.
1. OURS Cover sheet* – Include the project title, student’s name, and student’s signature. The faculty advisor’s name and signature should be included, certifying that they have reviewed the proposal for content and that the student is capable of performing the research or creative endeavor, and that the faculty member agrees to mentor the student for the project. The cover sheet includes a Research Integrity and Compliance checklist, which must also be completed prior to submission. For more information on Research Integrity and Compliance at UAA, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/research/ric.
*Projects with more than one student investigator must complete the Application Cover Sheet for Group Projects. Projects with more than one student investigator should identify one student as the principal investigator who will take primary responsibility for overseeing the project.
2. Abstract and Specific Aims (approx 1 page) – A one paragraph summary of the project proposal, and a one paragraph summary of the project goals.
3. Introduction (1-2 pages) – A review of the literature that supports the need for your research or creative endeavor.
4. Experimental/Project Design* (1-2 pages)
*Projects with more than one student investigator should provide a breakdown and description of duties and indicate which student is responsible for each part
5. Anticipated Results (1 page) – Provide the reviewers with a list of the results expected.
6. Project Budget (allow one page for the budget and one page for budget justification) – Include the cost of personnel, supplies, equipment and travel, and a brief justification for each item. Please note the following:
7. Project References (1-2 pages) – Use the standard convention of discipline including the author, title of article, journal title, volume, pages, and date.
8. Project Timeline – Outline the anticipated dates of completion of various stages of project. For example: When do you anticipate completing background research, fieldwork, lab work, budget expenditures, etc. Be sure to include in this timeline the following dates (for proposals submitted during fall semester 2011):
9. Appendix (up to 2 pages) – student’s résumé. (If the project has more than one student investigator, please include a résumé for each applicant.)
Visit the Success Stories Website to view the proposals from previous winners.
If you have questions about the Undergraduate Research Grant or the application and review process, please contact the Honors College and Office of Undergraduate Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-786-1086