Undergraduate Scholars Grant
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:
- Consumable supplies, materials, technology, and equipment (e.g. chemicals, DNA products, coding software, material for costumes, incentives for research participants)
- International or domestic airfare, hotel, food, gas, parking, registration or other travel-related expenditures incurred while at a recognized conference, workshop, or approved venue
- International or domestic airfare, hotel, food, gas, parking, registration or other travel-related expenditures incurred for field-work, training, or an experiential-based opportunity that is directly related to research or creative project (e.g. travel to location to interview participants, statistical software training, writing workshop)
All UCM undergraduate students in good academic standing are typically eligible for one grant per academic year. Projects must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member that has independently reviewed and affirmed the quality of the work. A maximum of $1200 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. Access the grant application here.
The Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships and the Dean of the Honors College & International Affairs 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. USG recipients are expected to present at the annual and must submit their abstract here, before turning in their USG application.