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Grants & Scholarships

Fall Grants

Awards in Support of Undergraduate Research (ASUR)

This program provides up to $500 for supplies associated with research, scholarship, and creative work facilitated by undergraduate students during the fall or springsemester under supervision of a faculty mentor. It furthermore provides up to $200 of financial support for the undergraduate student conducting the project. Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students from all disciplines, and participants need not be affiliated with the Honors Program.

For full consideration, completed applications (including a written project narrative (proposal), anticipated budget for materials and costs associated directly with the project, faculty mentor letter of support, and Application / Endorsement Form) must be submitted to Dr. Cordula Mora, Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS), located in 104 University Hall, before the deadline. Late applications will be considered only if funding remains available. For any questions, please contact Dr. Cordula Mora (cmora@bgsu.edu or (419)372-3873).

Deadlines
Application process opens Monday, August 25, 2014.
Deadline to apply is Friday, September 19, 2014.

Guidelines Endorsement Form Application Form

Spring Grants

Awards in Support of Undergraduate Research (ASUR)

This program provides up to $500 for supplies associated with research, scholarship, and creative work facilitated by undergraduate students during the fall or spring semester under supervision of a faculty mentor. Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students from all disciplines, and participants need not be affiliated with the Honors Program.

For full consideration, completed applications (including a written project narrative (proposal), anticipated budget, faculty mentor letter of support, and Application / Endorsement Form) must be submitted to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS), located in 024 Founders (Honors Program Suite), before the deadline. Late applications will be considered only if funding remains available.

Deadlines

Application process opens Monday, January 27, 2014

Deadline to appy is, Friday, February 7, 2014

Guidelines Endorsement Form Application Form

Summer Grants

Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar Program (USRS)

This program provides up to $500 for project supplies, associated with research, scholarship and creative work facilitated by undergraduate students during the summer semster under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students from all disciplines, and participants need not be affiliated with the Honors College. 

Students must submit a completed copy of the Application/Endorsement form (available below), which must be signed by their faculty mentor and department chair, and submitted along with a detailed project narrative / research proposal and faculty letter of support. Refer to the Guidelines, below, for instructions and a sample outline for the proposal.

For full consideration, completed applications must be submitted to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship in 024 Founders Hall prior to the deadline.

Deadlines
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 7, 2014 by 5:00pm.
Candidates should receive notification of their status no later than March 28, 2014.
All participants will be required to attend an Orientation Meeting in April.

Guidelines Application Form

Travel Grants

Undergraduate Research Presentation Awards (URPA)

This program provides up to $200 financial assistance to undergraduate students who present the results of their research or creative activities at professional conferences, competitions, juried exhibits or performances. The purpose of these funds is to help students gain experience in showcasing their work in a professional setting on a national level. Preference is given to students traveling within the United States. International funding is given on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a full-time undergraduate student at Bowling Green State University
  • have a faculty mentor
  • be registered for the conference or competition
  • present (i.e. paper, poster, research, performance) and/or participate (orally)

The same student may not receive more than one Travel Grant per academic year.

Travel funds may be available to assist with transportation expenses, lodging, conference registration, and some incidental costs, subject to the University's travel reimbursement regulations. All awards are subject to conditions set by Bowling Green State University and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Program.

Travel funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, each applicant should submit his/her application as early in the fiscal year as possible, and well in advance of the proposed travel. The application will be reviewed and the applicant will be notified of approval by phone and/or e-mail, as soon as possible.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted all year on a rolling basis, but please apply a minimum of four weeks before traveling.

We will accept Travel Grant applications for the 2014-2015 academic year beginning July 1st, 2014.

After Travel

Upon return from the trip, all itemized receipts must be submitted to the CURS Office for processing. Submit the following applicable items via e-mail, fax (419-372-0393), mail or drop-off (024 Founders).

  • Itemized receipts of food items purchased
  • Proof of conference registration
  • Airfare itinerary
  • Hotel receipt

All items must be a accompanied by a bank or credit card statement or copy of check showing proof of draft or change to the account. The account from which the funds were drafted, or the credit card account on which the charges were made, must match the account on the corresponding receipt. These are requirements of Bowling Green State University Accounts Payable Department.

All items must be submitted within 30 days of the travel START date. If supporting documentation is not received within this time period you may be forced to forfeit your grant according to BGSU Accounts Payable regulations.

Guidelines Application Form