Small Grants Program To Support Undergraduate Research
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This application should be filled out by the student(s) and the faculty mentor(s).
If more than one student is involved in the same project, submit a single application
and identify each student involved in the project.
Only a single faculty statement is required.
Faculty members that have served as mentors on projects that received support
within the past three years from the Office of Undergraduate Research must
complete the prior support portion of the application.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Student(s) receiving support are required to participate in the 16th annual
Student Research and Creativity Celebration scheduled for May 2nd-3rd, 2014.
This event provides students an opportunity to present their preliminary or
completed research and creative activities in a student-friendly and
supportive environment. The deadline for
submitting applications is
March 18, 2014.
Note: Students awarded 'small grants' in the spring round of the program
are expected to present during the 15th Annual Student Research and Creativity
Celebration and are required to submit an application by March 19, 2013.
Student: October 9, 2013
Faculty Mentor: October 11, 2013
Student: February 24, 2014
Faculty Mentor: February 26, 2014
The Office of Undergraduate Research strives to review applications and
notify faculty mentors within two weeks of the deadline date.
Faculty mentors are expected to share award notification information
with their student(s). Students are not contacted directly.
Student Contact InformationName of primary student contact:
Email address of primary student contact.
An email address must be provided before any information will be saved.:
Expected Date of Graduation:
Names of Additional Students
Faculty Mentor Contact InformationName of primary faculty mentor:
Email address of primary faculty mentor:
Project Information to be Completed By StudentTitle of Research Project
: Proposed starting date
: Proposed ending date
: Budget request (Note: Minimum budget request: $100. Maximum request for single student project is $400; Maximum request for two or more students working together on a single project is $600)
: Description of the research and/or creative activity. The description should include the goals and anticipated outcomes of the project, including the methodology and relevant bibliography. The description will be used to judge the merit of the project for funding. It should be between 500 and 1000 words in length and be written for an audience of educated people not in your discipline. Check if project involves any activity requiring compliance review
If above is checked, you need to contact your faculty mentor to complete the application for review. Note: The final review of your project will be delayed until this step has been completed.Budget List each item or service requested and the estimated cost. Student salary is not allowed. Briefly explain why each item is being requested (e.g., how it is related to the project).
Note: If the total project cost is more than $400 (single student project) or $600 (2 or more students working on the same project), the budget explanation must clearly indicate how the requested amount would be used, the source(s) of the additional funds to carry out the project, and how the project would proceed if the other funding is not obtained.
Budget should not be used to purchase office supplies, routine photocopying, or software already installed on department computers. Students should take advantage of camera and tape recorder rental service available through the E.H. Butler Library. Identify any anticipated publication, presentation, exhibit, and/or performance resulting from the research/creative activity.
Project Information to be Completed By Faculty Mentor Statement of the Faculty Advisor. Statement of the Faculty Advisor.
Provide a statement (around 350 words) describing how you plan to mentor (support) the student throughout the proposed activity
and the preparation of the student(s) to undertake the project. Be very specific about how many times per week you plan to meet with your
student and describe how you will monitor your student's progress. (Limit your answer to around 350 words).
If project involves research requiring compliance review (see http://undergraduateresearch.buffalostate.edu/research-compliance) statement must include timeline for review. No research funds will be released until completion of compliance review (research exempt or approved).Summary of outcomes from prior support from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Describe activities (e.g., presentations, performances, and/or publications) and other outcomes for students funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research within the past three years