Opportunity Grants for CECAS Students

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Undergraduate Research Grants

These grants are for CECAS undergraduate students to participate in the search for new knowledge.
If you are looking for a way to fund your research project at any step of the process, we encourage you to apply.

Applications will be accepted for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. For the Summer 2022 up to $750 may be requested to initiate, continue, or finish a research project.

Summer 2022 Applications are due April 15 (deadline extended)

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2022Summer 2022
Proposal Window OpensJanuary 5February 9
Proposal Window ClosesFebruary 7March 28 (extended April 15)
Award NoticesFebruary 18April 13
Distribution of FundsFebruary 23April 18

Step 1: Prepare

Step 2: Apply

  • Write draft application

    It is highly suggested you construct your draft in a word document and then transfer your final information to the pdf application.

  • Get feedback from your advisor

  • Revise your application

  • Submit your application through the research grant application portal

  • Download and complete blank application template

    Fill out the application pdf template. We suggest drafting your responses in a word document before finalizing your application.

    Download Application Template

Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Grants Application Portal

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Step 3: Information for Awardees – Manage Your Grant

  • Submit opportunity grants expenditure form as you purchase materials and supplies

    Submit My Expenditure Form and Receipts

Timeline and Opportunity Grant Review Cycle

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2022 Cycle
Proposal Window Opens – January 5
Proposal Window Closes – February 7
Notice of Award – February 18

Summer 2022 Cycle
Proposal Window Opens – February 9
Proposal Window Closes – March 28 (extended April 15)
Notice of Award – April 13

Applicants who are awarded funding will be expected to submit a short summary of their experience using a provided template, image of themselves conducting research and a current resume.

Questions: Please email and