The Office of Fellowships and Student Research invites applications for its Student Research Project Grants for 2018.

This call marks a new approach from the Office in its first year of its providing support to students. Because Student Research is in transition this year, we are taking this change as an opportunity to pilot innovative ways to support student research activities. Whereas in past years, funds were generally limited to conference travel, this year we encourage students to submit applications for research projects more broadly defined.

From March 15-June 15, 2018, we will accept applications for grants in support of student research projects on a rolling deadline. Grants will be awarded pursuant to the availability of funds.

Activities might include travel to present at or attend a conference, a trip to an archive or field site to conduct research, expenses for a community outreach project, research-related supplies, or other opportunities where students incur expenses directly related to conducting research, so long as there is a tangible result or outcome from that study. At this time, however, we are not able to consider applications for school supplies, lab equipment, or living stipends.

If Departments, Centers, or Programs are interested in partnering with Student Research to fund a student or students for a particular opportunity, please contact Dr. Molly Clark Hillard, program coordinator, at .

Applicants will be contacted by email with deliberation results. Award amounts will be reimbursed after the project completion pursuant to submission of receipts. Please keep in mind that the Office may be able to fund only a portion of what is requested. Grants can only be considered between March 15 and June 15 this year; next year we expect the disbursal window and deadline procedures to be spread more equally over the year.

Contact Dr. Molly Clark Hillard at with questions.