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North Graduate Student Research Award

Starting Fall 2015, Willard North applications will be reviewed by the University Research Council twice a year, and are due by September 15 for the fall semester and February 15 for the spring semester. The Willard North Graduate Research Award is named in honor of Dr. Willard North who devoted many years to fostering research at UCM. Dr. North was a proponent of sound research design, appropriate statistical techniques, and proper interpretation of results. The purpose of the award is to promote and encourage the highest levels of graduate research and scholarly investigation. The Willard North Graduate Student Research Award is available to all graduate students seeking graduate degrees from UCM. All applicants must be enrolled in graduate courses during the semester in which they apply for the award. Graduate students are limited to one (1) award per degree program and a maximum of two (2) awards. Awards will be made only during the active phases of the research/thesis and will not be made after a project/thesis has been submitted for final approval.

Applications are located and to be submitted through the University Research Council Blackboard Community Group.

UCM Foundation Opportunity Grants

The UCM Foundation launched this grant program in 2013 to support targeted, student-centered activities resulting in significant outcomes that benefit the university's learning environment and students' academic experience. Grants start at $100 and range to an individual maximum of $5,000. Grants are funded on the fiscal year running July 1 through June 30.

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Central Technology Grants

As a function of the statewide mission, Central Technology Grants were instituted in 1998 with dedicated funding through the Center for Teaching and Learning. The grants are intended to assist academic departments to meet the equipment, training, and miscellaneous technology needs not covered by or funded through the student technology fee, department and college funds, and multimedia classroom awards.

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Professional Enhancement Committee

The purpose of this grant is to facilitate the professional growth of UCM faculty. Grants may be awarded for proposals submitted in four categories. Given the limited funds available, the Professional Enhancement Committee (PEC) will accept grant proposals that are within the given budget limits for each category. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate a unique opportunity to further the faculty member’s professional development. Also, activities which cannot be funded through alternative sources will be given highest priority.

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Scholarly Activity Fund

The Scholarly Activity Fund provides support for faculty travel to conferences, meetings, etc. for scholarly purposes such as presenting papers, exhibits, and musical or dramatic performances.

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