URP grants are awarded jointly to both the faculty member and the student, with the understanding that the research will be conducted collaboratively, and with close faculty supervision and oversight. Additionally, it is expected that the faculty member will ensure compliance with all relevant university and campus policies related to conducting research and the use of funds.
Students who participate in a URP research project are expected to devote at least 4 to 5 hours per week to the project throughout the academic term of participation. Faculty will receive a stipend of $1,500 for their participation in a URP project. Students will be paid hourly for their participation, with a cap of $750 for the term in which the project is conducted.
URP grants will be awarded thrice per the calendar year, with the following due dates for receipt of applications by the Office of Academic Affairs:
Fall Semester: Due July 15
Spring Semester: Due November 15
Summer Session: Due April 15
Note that applications must include contact information, project objectives, a clear description of the research methodology to be employed and the specific activities in which faculty and student will be engaged, timeline, and plan for presentation or dissemination of research results. Incomplete or late applications will be returned to the faculty member for revision or resubmission.
Applications should be submitted by the faculty member involved in the research.
Please e-mail completed applications to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Julie Saam,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Member Name
Faculty Member Phone & Email
Student Phone & Email
Title of Proposal
Brief Summary of Project Objectives
Narrative description of project and research methodology, including background information and relevance to the specific area of inquiry
Statement of student learning outcomes and specific description of what student participant will do in connection with this project
Plan for the presentation of research findings
If applicable, provide assurances that approval is being sought or has been obtained from appropriate committees if the project involves human subjects, animals or hazardous materials. Include details below.