College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Undergraduate Student Research Mini-Grants

Funds are available from the College of Applied and Natural Sciences to support research projects of ANS undergraduate students. To receive funding, students must satisfy eligibility criteria and proposal guidelines.


Student Eligibility:

Undergraduate students must be academically in good standing and enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 8 semester hours per quarter) in a Bachelor's program in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences for at least fall and winter quarters during the 2017-2018 academic year.


Student must be sponsored by an ANS faculty member who has agreed to direct the student's research.


Student must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credits prior to fall quarter 2017, and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.


Application Guidelines:

Fill out the application completely. Failure to do so will result in the immediate denial of funding for the project.

The Budget and Justification section should include explicitly and in detail how funds will be used. Requests for funding to pay salaries, or for gifts or incentives will not be supported. Only travel directly associated with research activities will be considered for funding. Travel to a meeting, even to present research findings, will not be supported. Awarded funds may only be used for items requested and approved in the proposal budget.

When preparing their proposal, students should keep in mind that the review panel may not be experts in the student's field of research. As such, clarity in writing the proposal and budget is important.


Dissemination Expectation:

Recipients of research mini-grants are required to report progress at the College of Applied and Natural Sciences Research Symposium, scheduled for April 12, 2018.


Selection Criteria:

Proposals will be reviewed by the ANS Research Council. Funding of proposals will be based on satisfying eligibility criteria and following proposal guidelines, relevance of the research project, clarity of communication, completeness of proposal budget, and overall suitability for funding. Proposals may be awarded partial funding.


The deadline for applications to be considered for the current round of funding is October 20, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. All funds must be spent before April 1, 2018.


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