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UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH GRANTS

Benefits of UExplore

  • Graduate school preparedness
  • Professional and life experience
  • Contact with faculty
  • Develop writing skills
  • Experience the excitement of discovery and innovation
  • Explore a topic of personal interest
  • Summer stipend and housing

Student or Faculty Generated Grants that include

  • money for equipment and supplies
  • 10 weeks of housing and stipends for summer grant awardees
  • honorarium upon presentation of project or publication of results for Faculty Advisor
  • Travel funds to conferences to present research
  • Information on opportunities for externally funded off-campus internships

EXAMPLES of RESEARCH PROPOSALS:
Biology: Deternimation of phytogenic relationship between Unionicola foili and Unionicola Formosa: Does DNA sequence analysis supports a two-species model?
Buisness: Perceptions of trustworthiness and legitimacy of e-commerce ventures
Chemistry: Isolation and Identificaion of a Pneumocystis carinii protein with affinity for 8-Aminoquinolines
Engineering: Innovative designs for an assistive technology device to perform wheelchair simulations for patients
English: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the evolution of the American dream
Finance: Issues surrounding Direct Purchase Plans - DPPs
Interpersonal Communication: Attraction factors involved in internet relationships
Music: Analytical study of the compositional techniques used in Richard Faith's opera "Beauty and the Beast"
Physical Therapy: The effects of exercise on land and in the water to reduce low back pain during pregnancy. Does exercise increase attention span in children in special education classes?
Political Science: From critique to consensus: In pursuit of Post-Modern Politics
Psychology: Do health behaviors affect retention and GPA in college students?
Influence of judge's instructions and vior dire questionnaires on juror memory.
Investigation of phytoestrogen effects in the developing animal
Religion: Investigation of the literary structure of Luke-Acts.

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How to apply for a Grant

  • Student and Faculty generated Grants are accepted at one of three approximate submission dates.
    • Fall Semester Grant - second week after the beginning of Fall classes
    • Spring Semester Grant - second week after the beginning of Spring classes
    • Summer Grant with Stipend and Housing
      • Letter of Intent - first week after the beginning of Spring classes
      • Summer Grant - fifth week of Spring classes
  • The project must have a faculty member who is responsible for overseeing the work.
  • Faculty advisors may receive an honorarium at the completion of the project.

Call for Proposals and Current Deadlines

How to apply for Travel funds

  • Travel funds are provided for students and faculty who are presenting projects at NCUR (National Undergraduate Research Conference) and other regional, national or international conferences.
  • All Student and Faculty travel fund requests must be submitted to the Undergraduate Research Committee one month before the date in which the monies are needed.
  • Please follow this link for Travel Fund application:
    Travel Request

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the program, a student must be a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree at the time of proposal submission. For summer proposals, the student must also be enrolled full-time pursuing a degree during the following fall semester.

Students who are eligible to participate must also satisfy one of the following criteria:
  • Students in good standing in the Honors Program
  • Students who have a 3.5 GPA or above (based on at least 60 semester hours of which 30 must be earned at UE). These hour requirements must be satisfied before the beginning of the project.
  • Academic scholarship winners (trustee, president or faculty)
  • Students recommended by consensus of an academic department or school. The consensus must be verified in writing from the department chair or dean.
A student may be concurrently enrolled in only one regular course (five semester hours or less) while doing research on a stipend in the summer.

Criteria for Evaluating Grants
The project must be shown to contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the discipline, its originality and potential for publication, presentation or exhibition.

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Contact information:

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Undergraduate Research Committee
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722

The University of Evansville operates under a non-discriminatory policy with regard to race, color, age, religion, handicap, sex and national origin.