Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunities

SHARE grant– Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience

http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/share/

What:

  • Designed to introduce students to research
  • $1500 stipend for the student and $500 the mentor
  • 10 hours per week working with a faculty member

When:

  • Spring semester of sophomore or junior year

How to apply:

  • Due late October
  • Fairly simple application, requires you to answer 3 short questions and have
  • 2 recommendation letters

http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/323/2014/08/SHARE-Student-Application-Outline-2017.pdf

 

IDEA grant – Imagine, Develop, Engage, Apply

http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/IDEA/

What:
  • For student designed/student led projects
  • Can be for a group of students
  • Up to $4000 for materials, supplies, publicity materials, participant compensation, and stipend
  • Complete a non-credit, online, project-planning course to further develop your project

When:

  • Can be completed in the summer or during the academic year

How to apply:

  • Summer proposals are due mid December
  • Academic year proposals are due mid March
  • Application requires a budget, timeline, project proposal, personal statement, and background research summary, about two pages each, as well as two recommendation letters

http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/idea/apply/

Note for summer projects: IDEA vs SURF

The SURF Grant is more competitive than the IDEA Grant, so you would need to use the time over winter break to work on it.
The IDEA Grant tries to have decisions made before the deadline for the SURF Grant. You should aim to apply to both, but won’t have to if you receive the IDEA Grant.

 

SURF – Summer Undergraduate Research Fund

http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/surf/

What:

  • Support for summer projects
  • Up to $3500 in stipend and $500 for consumables

When:

  • Can complete any summer, including the summer after graduation

How to apply:

  • Due late January
  • Application requires an 8 page maximum project proposal, budget, and timeline, as well as two recommendation letters

http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/surf/application-tips/

Note for summer projects: IDEA vs SURF

  • The SURF Grant is more competitive than the IDEA Grant, so you would need to use the time over winter break to work on it.
  • The IDEA Grant tries to have decisions made before the deadline for the SURF Grant. You should aim to apply to both, but won’t have to if you receive the IDEA Grant.

 

OUR Travel Awards

http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/travel-awards/

What:
  • Up to $500 to present your research at a conference
  • (must be presenting)
  • Can be used for conference registration, food, travel, parking, and lodging while away

How to apply:

  • Submit a minimum of 4 weeks before you travel
  • Will need to answer questions about your travel and your project
  • Requires a faculty recommendation

SHARE Student Application

Note: there is also the OUR Supply award for $500, but projects advised by faculty in Psychology are of lower priority due to the PCLB grant.

 

PCLB – Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Research Grant

http://undergrad.psych.uconn.edu/ind/research/funding/pclb-psych-grants/

What:
  • Cover research costs of up to $1500 for supplies and lab expenses

When:

  • For the academic year

How to apply:

  • Due mid October
  • Requires 3 page, double spaced project proposal, budget, and faculty sponsor

Note: there is also the OUR Supply award for $500, but projects advised by faculty in Psychology are of lower priority due to the PCLB grant.