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Grant Opportunities

Sydney Covey ‘16 (Business and Environmental Studies) presenting at the Conference of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2015Virginia Wesleyan’s Undergraduate Research Program offers research and conference grants to student-researchers. Research grants covers costs associated with conducting research (e.g. equipment and archival travel). Conference grants fund travel and lodging costs associated with presenting a completed research project at an off-campus conference.

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PRIORITY DEADLINE

For Fall

May 1st

For Spring

November 15th

For Summer

April 1st

Undergraduate Research Grants

Virginia Wesleyan's Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to accept proposals from individual students or groups of students to attend academic conferences.

In recent years, conference grants have ranged from $50 to $1,000. In only rare circumstances does the Undergraduate Research Program award over $1,000. As you put together your application, we encourage you to be as economical as possible. We also encourage you to seek other funding sources, particularly for expensive conferences.

Please Note: Applications for conference travel that involve airfare must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the conference to be considered.

Please read the descriptions of the conference grants listed below carefully to ensure that you submit the correct application. Submission of an incorrect application will delay a response.

Undergraduate Research Grant For Conference Presentation

Students seeking financial support to travel to academic conferences to present their research may apply for a conference presentation grant. The research may be presented as either a talk or a poster. This particular application is for research projects that were undertaken by either individual students or groups of students.
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Undergraduate Research Grant For Individual Conference Attendance

The Undergraduate Research Program accepts proposals from individual students to support travel to attend academic conferences. In most cases, the maximum award is $250 to cover travel, ground transportation, accommodations, and the conference registration fee. Dining expenses will not be supported. Any cost overruns will be the responsibility of the student unless specifically cleared by the Undergraduate Research committee.
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Undergraduate Research Grant for Group Conference Attendance

The Undergraduate Research Program accepts proposals from groups of students/faculty to support travel to attend academic conferences. In most cases, the maximum award is $250 per student to cover travel, ground transportation, accommodations, and the conference registration fee. Dining expenses will not be supported. Any cost overruns will be the responsibility of the students or the students' department unless specifically cleared by the Undergraduate Research committee.
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Research Grants

Virginia Wesleyan's Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to accept proposals from individual students or groups of students to conduct research. To be considered for a research grant, the project/student must meet the following qualifications:

  1. The project must meet the Undergraduate Research Program's definition of independent research.
  2. The project must be endorsed by a faculty member.
  3. The student must be enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan College and show evidence of continuing enrollment at Virginia Wesleyan College or graduate school for the following semester.

In recent years, research grants have ranged from $50 to $1,000. In only rare circumstances does the Undergraduate Research Program award over $1,000. The grant may be used to cover research materials or expenses related to travel. Dining expenses are not supported. As you put together your application, we encourage you to be as economical as possible. We also encourage you to seek other funding sources.

Please Note: Applications for that involve airfare must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the travel to be considered.

REQUIREMENTS OF RESEARCH GRANT & STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

If awarded a research grant, the student is expected to complete the following:

  1. Meet with the Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Soraya Bartol, soon after the announcement of the award. Email Dr. Bartol (sbartol@vwc.edu), to set up an appointment. 
  2. Submit a copy of your paper/poster to Dr. Bartol.  You may email the paper/poster.
  3. Make all financial arrangements for the grant through VWC's Business Office with Ms. Midge Zimmerman. You may contact Ms. Zimmerman at mlzimmerman@vwc.edu.
  4. Submit an itemized expense record using this form. This is by the end of the academic term.
  5. Submit 3 or 4 pictures of yourself, active in the research. These pictures might be used for publicity. Email the pictures to Dr. Bartol (sbartol@vwc.edu).
  6. It is expected that all students who receive financial support from the Undergraduate Research Program present at VWC's Undergraduate Symposia. For projects in the divisions of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Undergraduate Research Symposium is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 25th, 2016. For projects in the Division of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Symposia are scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2016 and tentatively for the week of April 25th, 2016.

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