Research can be an essential part of academic development. PNW provides hands-on opportunities for students to explore their passions.
PNW Student Research Grants
Undergraduate Research Grant program are due by Sunday, September 26, 2021 @ 11:59 pm EST.
Application Process: Applications must be submitted by students via the InfoReady Online Application system. The complete request for proposals, including formatting instructions, evaluation criteria, required forms, and content requirements, is available for viewing and download here. Students must coordinate with their faculty mentor to complete the Budget Form and the Certification Form to upload with the application. After the application is submitted, the faculty mentor will receive an email to approve the application in the InfoReady system.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Research Office.
In order to receive the grant funds, all students engaged in the project must provide evidence that they completed required Responsible Conduct of Research training. Evidence may be a copy of the confirmation page after completion. All submissions will be verified.
Here is the list of RCR modules. The first box includes the ones that undergraduate students have to complete: https://www.purdue.edu/research/regulatory-affairs/docs/PurdueCITI_RCRModulesbyCourse.pdf (plagiarism, data management, research misconduct, conflicts of interest).
A minimum score of 80% is required to pass the assigned core RCR online course. Materials can be reviewed multiple times and quizzes can be repeated until a passing score is attained.
Detailed guidance for completion of the general online RCR training requirement is available here. Abbreviated versions of the guidance tailored to a researcher’s circumstances are available below.
The Student Conference Presentation Grant is available to support graduate and undergraduate students to present their research or projects at conferences or competitions. The maximum funding is $300 for a presentation or competition, subject to funding availability. Students and faculty mentors should read the following guidelines before applying.
Due to COVID19 pandemic, this grant will only support the attendance of virtual conferences, until further notice. All work must be conducted in compliance with PNW COVID guidelines.
- Students must be registered for classes and in good academic standing to apply.
- Only students are eligible for the Student Conference Presentation Grant. Funds cannot be used to support faculty conference attending.
- Total grant will not exceed $300 for individual or multi-student presentations.
- The grant will be used to cover conference registration and other eligible expenses incurred by virtual conference attending. The student’s department will work with Business Office regarding the payment and/or reimbursement. Students will not receive cash.
- Grant funds can be used for the following expenses:
- Conference registration
- Materials and supplies necessary for virtual presentation
- Students who receive the grant must agree to present their research at the PNW Days of Discovery in April of 2021.
- To apply, please make sure to have the following information ready:
- First and Last Name
- PNW Email
- Are you graduate or undergraduate student?
- Department and Major
- Faculty Mentor’s Name and PNW Email
- Will your mentor also attend the conference?
- Name, website, and location of the conference, if apply
- Dates and Title of your presentation
- Abstract of the paper/presentation (250 words max)
- Registration, invitation or presentation acceptance letter has to be attached.
- Estimated cost broken down by category (registration, supplies, other)
- Is your department or college funding any part of the virtual conference attending?
- Signed email or letter from your faculty mentor supporting your participation at the conference has to be attached.
- Certification that if awarded, you will participate in the Days of Discovery in April of 2021.
This grant is funded collaboratively by the PNW Graduate School and the PNW Office of Research – Student Research Office Division. If you have any questions:
- Graduate students – Please contact Joy Colwell, Director of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Undergraduate students – Please contact Shuhui Yang, Student Research Office, at email@example.com.