Undergraduate Research Grant

Fall Application Deadline: September 22nd, 2014 (by 11:59 PM)

Undergraduate Research Grant Guidelines

Purpose: A program that awards undergraduate students funds to help defray expenses for research projects.  This program enables undergraduate students to be involved in research, helps students connect with faculty mentors and learn more about their chosen profession and teaches students how to develop a project proposal and presentation.

Research: Eligible research for the URG program is defined broadly as scholarly or artistic activities that lead to the production of new knowledge including design, analysis, theory and interpretation, an increased problem solving capability including analytical tools, software and analysis processes or production of an art or artistic performance.  It is hoped the results of these projects can lead to publications, presentations, advanced technology or artistic performances.  A research symposium for the students to present their results will be held in the spring each year at PUC.  Students receiving an award are expected to participate in the symposium.

Funding: The funding is to be used for expenses directly incurred during the research project.  Examples of allowed expenses may include, but are not limited to, materials, chemicals, books, software, licenses, recording devices, reproduction of materials and travel during the research project to places needed to gather data.  The funding will not be allowed to be used for stipends, typical office supplies such as pens, paper and folders, computers and travel to present the results of the research.  The maximum grant size is $300 for an individual student project and $600 total for a group project, regardless of the number of students involved. All equipment and unused supplies purchased with URG funds remain the property of Purdue University Calumet.  The funding should be utilized within one year.  Specific dates will be provided with award notification.

Eligibility: All currently enrolled Purdue University Calumet undergraduate students are eligible to apply for URG grants.  The student must remain enrolled as an undergraduate student at Purdue University Calumet during the time that they do the research.  All students must have their application submitted by their mentor to the Student Research Office at SRO@purduecal.edu by the deadline.  All students receiving URG funding will agree to submit a one page abstract of their project results to be disseminated at the PUC research symposium and present their work as either an oral or poster presentation.

Research Application and Selection: To apply for the URG students must follow the application process detailed online.  An interdisciplinary committee consisting of PUC faculty and staff will evaluate the applications. The Review Committee will rank the applications by stated selection criteria.  The highest ranked proposals will be funded.  Some proposals will be fully funded, some partially funded and some not funded, depending upon the availability of funds.


Call for Undergraduate Research Grants Proposals

The Student Research Office (SRO) is soliciting applications for the Undergraduate Research Grant Program.  All PUC undergraduate students in all fields of study are eligible for this grant.  This grant will fund up to $300 for individual projects and $600 for group projects in order to cover research expenses (not student stipends) for a research project that a PUC student conducts with a PUC faculty mentor.  Grant funds must be used before the students’ graduation date or by May 15, 2015, whichever is earlier. Students from all schools at PUC are encouraged to apply. 

Application Deadline: September 22nd, 2014 (by 11:59 PM)

There will be NO exceptions to the deadline. 

Submission Guidelines


Undergraduate Research Grant Award Recipients