Monday, November 22, 2010

USP Proposal Deadline, Friday December 3rd

Are you interested in financial support for an upcoming project?  Apply for the USP grant.  Info is below. (Please do this early, so your faculty can support your application.  It's crunch time for all of us, prepare ahead of time and not the day of.)

USP provides funding for students to pursue research and creative projects under the direction of faculty mentors. Support includes a stipend and funds to offset project-related expenses up to a total of $1500 for the academic year. Maximum spring semester funding is $750. We encourage proposals from all disciplines and departments across the university and endeavor to fund all worthy proposals. USP funding gives students the opportunity to learn-by-doing and also can benefit faculty research and creative activity by engaging undergraduates in projects supporting long-term scholarly goals.

Please consult the USP website ( for detailed information on deadlines. Proposals should be written by students with advice and editorial assistance from faculty mentors. The USP website includes step-by-step directions and links to all necessary forms. Other student research opportunities available through USP include INBRE for projects related to biomedical research and the Beckman Scholars Program for research in chemistry and the biological sciences. Examples of successful projects are available in the archive.  Contact Colin Shaw ( or Scarlet Reierson ( if you have questions.

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