The purpose of the Undergraduate Scholars Grant (USG) is to facilitate research and creative activities at UCM through compensation of related expenses. Such expenses include, but are not limited to, the following:
All UCM undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible for one grant per year. Projects must be sponsored by a faculty member who has independently reviewed and affirmed the quality of the work. A maximum of $800 per grant application will be awarded, although students may receive partial funding depending upon demonstrated need, available resources, location (domestic versus international travel), and merit of the proposal as ascertained by criteria identified below.
The Coordinator of Undergraduate Research will evaluate USG applications on a rolling basis. Decisions regarding awards are based on the following criteria: (1) academic/creative quality of work, (2) contribution to the field of study, and if applicable, (3) level of participation at conference, event, or experience. All applications are required to have an IRB/IACUC protocol number or a Determination of Research letter from the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity indicating their project does not require review. USG recipients are required to present at the annual Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day and will have their abstracts automatically submitted for review.