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Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Grant Competition (CASUGR)

The College of Arts and Sciences is offering grants for undergraduate students engaged in research under the direction of CAS faculty. The purpose of these grants is to support and promote the research efforts of our undergraduate students. The UGR Research Grants are intended to fund undergraduate research that may be difficult or impossible to conduct without financial support. Students use the grant funds to purchase equipment and supplies, travel to professional conferences, pay participants, etc. -- whatever is necessary to conduct their study. Students can apply for up to $300 to fund their research. Matching funds of 25% from the sponsoring department is suggested, but not mandatory. For information on items that can be purchased using grant funds, please click here.

The Norman and Carmelita Teeter Undergraduate Research Award

In addition to the CAS Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Grant, students may apply for the Norman and Carmelita Teeter Undergraduate Research Award, regardless of whether they seek grant funds through the CAS Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Grant Competition. These awards are intended to recognize the most outstanding student projects for the academic year. One set of awards will be made each spring semester. However, students may apply for the awards in either fall or spring semester, and all will be entered into one pool. Each project that receives recognition will receive a monetary award, amount yet to be determined.

Both competitions have the same eligibility requirements, obligations, and all students must complete an application form.

Submission Deadlines

Fall Semester 2013: October 9, 2013

Spring Semester 2014: February 14, 2014

What Undergraduate Researchers are Saying,

One of the most influential aspects of my education at Western was the sheer amount of research that I was encouraged to conduct. My experience at Western included several times in which I was encouraged by my professor to follow the topics that interested me the most in class. I presented different research three times, each time learning more about, not only research, but also how to present material in a comprehensible and accessible way.

Valerie Corie working with Dr. Virginia Jelatis, History