A word about this year’s Undergraduate Research Grants Program. The program consists of three types of grants; Research Grants, Travel Grants and Small Project Awards.
Supply and expense grants of up to $500 per project are awarded to Towson University undergraduate students engaged in scholarly research activities under the mentorship of Towson University faculty members. Research funds may be used for supplies, books, software, equipment and travel as appropriate to the project. Projects may be carried out over one or two semesters and involve close collaboration of the student and faculty member.
Small Project Awards
Grants of up to $100 per student are awarded to Towson University undergraduate students engaged in smaller-scale independent scholarly activities under the mentorship of Towson University faculty members. The funds may be used for travel, admission fees, supplies, books, software, and equipment as appropriate to the project. Funds may not be used for stipends or reimbursement for services.
Grants are awarded for students to present their research at professional meetings. The funds may be used for travel, housing, registration and meals. Requests of up to $500.00 will be considered. However, a higher budget request will be considered in unusual cases for which the need is thoroughly documented. Students must be the primary presenters of either and oral or poster reports. Preference will be given to proposals involving presentations at discipline-specific meetings where students may advance their scholarly and educational goals.
There will be one deadline for Research Grants each semester and two deadlines for Travel Grants. The deadline for Research Grants and the first Travel Grant Deadline will be four weeks into the semester (Friday September 21st). We hope to let applicants know the status of their requests within one week. We will accept Small Project Award proposals on a rolling basis.
Please share this information with your faculty colleagues and with the students you work with. We hope your students will be applying for funding this fall. Additional Information is available at http://grad.towson.edu/ours/undergraduate_research/travelgrants.asp or interested faculty can contact me directly.
Thanks for your help!
Chair, Towson Undergraduate Research Committee