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Research Funding

Willard North Research Awards for Graduate Students
This award is named in honor of Dr. "Will" North who devoted many years to fostering research activities at University of Central Missouri. The awards are supported by the Willard North Endowment Fund which is part of the University of Central Missouri Foundation. The purpose of these awards is to promote and encourage the highest levels of graduate research and scholarly investigation. Dr. North was a proponent of sound research design, appropriate statistical techniques, and proper interpretation of results. Willard North Research awards are for students of all disciplines. Because of Dr. North's professional involvement in teaching psychology and counselor education, students in those academic disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. Proposed projects are usually considered as joint student/faculty research or student thesis development. While there is no deadline for applying, students should check the schedule of University Research Council meetings to determine when their proposals may be reviewed. Proposals should be submitted at least one week in advance in order to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting. Information about how to apply, including meeting dates for the University Research Council, is available from the Office of Sponsored Programs, 660-543-4264.

Graduate Student Research Awards

The purpose of the Graduate Student Research Award competition is to bring recognition and reward to the authors of exemplary research in Central Missouri's graduate programs. Faculty members identify and submit outstanding student theses to the competition.

Additional Research Funding
Federal and foundation directories that list additional funding sources for research and projects are housed in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Interested students may visit the Office of Sponsored Programs in Admin Building 315 or call 660-543-4264 to utilize these resources or obtain further assistance.