Grant Funding


The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship office is pleased to offer several forms of funding to support faculty-led undergraduate student research, scholarship and creative activity. Faculty in all academic disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Spring 2018 Grant application link is now open!

 The GRANT APPLICATION will only be accepted using the ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION FORM. Please see guidelines and application link below.

Submissions will be accepted until Mon. Dec. 11, 2017 at 5pm.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must submit: A completed application to include the project description.  The project description should not exceed two pages in length using standard one inch margins and at least 11 point font size and must include the following sections:

  1. Project Goals: This should include an explanation of the proposed activities, the objectives of the project, and how these activities will benefit undergraduate research at Augusta University. Depending on the type of funding requested, this section may include discussion of how the items or supplies are to be used, as well as information on conferences or workshops to be attended.
  2. Roles of the faculty member and students in the project.
  3. Discussion of expected outcomes. If the project is expected to result in a presentation in a public forum, please explain the setting, and whether it includes posters, oral presentations, or publication.  Please attach the poster or presentation if available. 
  4. Budget: Please include as much information as possible about how the funds will be used.  Include quotes/invoices if available.     
  5. Travel proposals must state the conference name, location, dates.  Preference will go to those who are traveling with a student who has been selected to present at the conference.  Please include acceptance notice when available.

   For better tracking, all funded projects will require the student to be enrolled in a course (CURS or other if applicable).

GRANT Scoring Rubric


There are TWO categories of funding available:

CURS Funding Opportunities

Supplies and materials: This funding is available to faculty members working with undergraduates, either in a class (such as XXXX 3990, 4990...) or as individuals, who need supplies in order to complete their research or scholarly activity (e.g. specialized books, materials, film, chemicals, equipment, etc.).

Faculty travel with undergraduate students for undergraduate research activity:  This funding is intended to support faculty traveling with students to engage in or present research. Faculty mentors should explain the activity or conference to which s/he is traveling, how many students s/he is accompanying, and if s/he will also be presenting, researching, or working and in what capacity. Priority is given to faculty who are accompanying students who will be presenting research. These funds are for faculty travel expenses only and do not support student expenses. Students needing funds for travel should ask their department and college regarding support.  

Generally, CURS grants are not awarded to support class assignments or class projects. CURS grants are intended to encourage faculty-student work that extends beyond the normal classroom. A review of previously funded projects will help give you a better idea of the variety of projects previously funded.

Funding will depend on the number of applicants, available funds, and feasibility of proposed research and/or scholarship. In fall 2015 the maximum awarded for a single project was $1,400 and the average award was $770. Please keep this in mind when submitting your proposals. The proposals will be reviewed by a faculty panel composed of members of the CURS Advisory Committee and others as needed. High quality projects which are likely to further the mission of CURS will be most favorably reviewed. 

Please contact Melissa Knapp at mknapp@augusta.edu if you have any questions. 

CURS grant application