Funding Opportunities

Two sources of funding are now available for STEM students:

  1. Student Academic Year Supplies
    These funds provide support for first year, sophomore, or junior researchers (that is, students who cannot apply for the Provost Fund for Senior Projects). A faculty mentor can request supplies up to $250 per student. Up to 10 stipends will be awarded each semester. For Fall 2020, all applications submitted by Monday, September 7 will receive equal consideration. Any applications received after September 7 will be awarded on a rolling basis if funds remain. While there is a maximum of 2 supply awards per faculty advisor, please contact me if more than two awards would be beneficial in light of current department budgets. The FACULTY MENTOR should apply for these funds (in the application, specify the student(s) being supported).
  2. Student Virtual Conference Registration Fees<
    Due to current regulations on College-related travel, these funds support for a summer or current student researcher to present at a virtual professional meeting. A student can request up to $500 to offset conference registration fees. Students must be presenting their research at these meetings. Up to 20 stipends will be awarded each year. For AY20-21, all applications submitted by Monday, September 7 will receive equal consideration. Any applications received after September 7 will be awarded on a rolling basis if funds remain. There is a maximum of 3 travel awards per faculty advisor. Note the STUDENT that is presenting at the conference should apply for these funds.

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How to Apply

Student Academic Year Supplies (FACULTY APPLY)

Faculty who are requesting these funds need to fill out and submit the online application form. Faculty should identify which source of funding they are applying for, provide a brief description to justify the request (150 words), provide a detailed budget, and indicate other sources of funds that will be used (if any).

Student Virtual Conference Registration Fees (STUDENTS APPLY)

Students who are requesting these funds need to fill out and submit the online application form. Students should identify which source of funding they are applying for. Students should also provide a tentative talk title, the meeting being attended, and the dates of the meeting. Additionally, the application should contain a brief description to justify the request (150 words), provide a detailed budget, and indicate other sources of funds that will be used (if any).

Distribution of Funds

Once funding has been approved, faculty mentor should work with their department administrative assistant to place orders or reimburse incurred expenses. Your department administrative assistant will work directly with Kristi Waybright (Physics) for funding expense guidelines and account information.