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New Grant Program Supports Undergraduate Research, Creative Work with Funding up to $5,000
Syracuse University’s new Undergraduate Research office has opened an extensive new funding program for undergraduates conducting original research or creative work over the summer or for longer-term projects over the next academic year. The original work must be conducted with a faculty mentor. Summer research grants will be $2,800, and more substantial projects to be conducted through the 2019-20 academic year will be considered for funding up to $5,000.
The summer and academic year funding programs are open to full-time undergraduates who are continuing students next academic year. The grants program spans all undergraduate programs. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.
Through the application, students can also apply for summer research grants of up to $2,800 in a continuing program funded by the Student Association, Office of Research and Office of Academic Affairs.
To apply for the Undergraduate Research grants and the summer research fellowships, visit the Syracuse University Application Portal. Proposals must be completed by students by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, for the spring 2019 cycle of funding for undergraduate research. Other funding opportunities through the program will be available later, including a request for a different group of proposals in the fall.
“This first step and later programs in the fall will lead to a quadrupling of research and creative support from the central University for our undergraduates,” says professor of Earth sciences and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Emerita Cathryn Newton, who heads the initiative. “This initiative is in direct response to the Academic Strategic Plan in providing more students with more opportunities to explore their creativity and make discoveries in areas about which they are impassioned.”
The undergraduate research grants are funded through the University’s $100 million Invest Syracuse initiative, as part of the University’s founding of a program for undergraduate research. The mission is to deepen and extend research and creative opportunities for Syracuse students by providing greatly increased financial support and by facilitating effective mentoring.
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