Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities
In line with their commitment to the scholarly/creative activity of students at Chapman University, the Office of the Chancellor and the OUR offer the following funding opportunities:
1. Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research/Creative Grants
2. Travel Grants
3. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Undergraduate Students Scholarly/Creative Grants
In line with their commitment to the scholarly/creative activity of students at Chapman University, the Office of the Chancellor, the Faculty Research and Development Council and the OUR offer Undergraduate Student Scholarly/Creative Grants.
Awards are intended to provide support for a variety of clearly defined scholarly or creative projects. Grants typically do not exceed $750, but all reasonable proposals will be considered. Funds may be used for a number of purposes, including (but not limited to):
The purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies directly related to the project
Expenses directly related to the project such as test subject remuneration, license fees, or bio-hazardous waste removal
Travel expenses directly related to the project such as working in an archive or collecting field data
Undergraduate students seeking to fund conference travel should apply for an Undergraduate Travel Grant through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
All understudents on the Orange campus are eligible to apply. Students may apply for only one grant each academic year. Undergraduate students may apply in either the fall (for spring semester funding) or the spring (for the following summer and fall semester funding).
Fall applications must be electronically emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 PM, November 1st. Fall applications will be carefully considered by the Faculty Research and Development Council. Award recipients will be notified on December 1st.
Spring applications must be electronically emailed to email@example.com by 4:00 PM, April 13th. Spring applications will be carefully considered by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Award recipients will be notified on May 15th.
Application guidelines and application cover sheets can be found on the Chancellor's website: www.chapman.edu/CHANCELLOR/facultyForms.asp#faculty
Questions about the grant program should be addressed to OUR@chapman.edu
OUR Travel Grants
Funding is available to support travel to conferences by undergraduate students and faculty mentors. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Funding is provided for travel, lodging, and conference registration fees only. Meals are not covered by OUR.
Requests for travel funds must be made at least 60 days in advance of presentation date and must be electronically emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Special circumstances will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants are required to seek joint funding from additional sources while applying for OUR funding. Sources include the Student Government Association, departmental/school funding, and the Honors Program. Incomplete applications will be returned for correction.
Application for Travel Funding Request: Application
Travel Expense Report Form: Travel Expense Report CY 2011
Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at: email@example.com