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 Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 terms, up to $750 may be requested to initiate, continue, or finish a research project. Students can only apply once in the academic calendar year.

Fall 2022 Deadline is October 18

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Proposal Window Opens October 1 January 3
Proposal Window Closes October 18 February 6
Award Notices October 25 February 17
Distribution of Funds October 25 February 22

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

Fall 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

Fall 2022 Cycle
Proposal Window Opens – October 1
Proposal Window Closes – October 18
Notice of Award – October 25

Spring 2023 Cycle
Proposal Window Opens – January 3
Proposal Window Closes – February 6
Notice of Award – February 17

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