Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research
Summary of Student Research & Creative Work Programs and Deadlines
|Student Travel Awards||Accepted any time|
|Student Research Fellowships (undergraduate students only)||Fall & Spring: end of first week of semester
Summer: March 15
|Faculty/Student Working Groups Summer Fellowships (undergraduates only)||February 15|
|Small Grants to Students||Accepted any time|
|Student Conference: Celebrating Achievement||Abstract submission deadline is March 20|
Student Travel Awards
Provide partial travel funding for students who have the opportunity to participate in a student or professional meeting. Funds are limited and awarded competitively by the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Office. The Student Funding Review Request should be completed by the faculty sponsor. IU’s travel policy at this point permits only “essential” out-of-state domestic or international university travel. Other out-of-state domestic or international travel on university business is prohibited. For further details and up to date information see the Research Restart Guidelines webpage. Student travel awards are limited to registration for virtual conferences or virtual professional development opportunities.
Note: the funding request will also route to the Student Affairs Office for possible funding there as well.
Student Research Fellowships (Undergraduates only)
Four fellowships of $1,015 are awarded each semester (fall, spring, and summer) to allow students to carry out major independent projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may also apply for $500 in research supplies and equipment. Faculty mentors receive a $500 stipend. Applications for Student Research Fellowships are reviewed by the Research & Grants Committee.
Faculty/Student Working Group Fellowships (Undergraduates only)
The purpose of the fellowships is to provide support for faculty working with 2 to 4 students on individual or joint research projects or creative work. Student research fellows receive a $1,015 research fellowship. Internal Grant Application Cover Sheet (PDF) These applications are reviewed by the Research & Grants Committee.
View Guidelines for Faculty/Student Working Groups here.
Small Grants to Students
Limited funds are available for independent research and creative work conducted by a student with faculty supervision. Applications are reviewed by the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. Application format consists of a memo addressed to the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research detailing the project and the budgetary needs. Submit the memo to the Academic Affairs Office. (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
IU Southeast Student Conference: Celebrating Achievement
The purpose of the IU Southeast Student Conference is to promote and celebrate the excellent research and creative work conducted by IU Southeast students. The conference is held each year in the third week of April. Abstracts are reviewed by the Student Conference Planning Committee. All IU Southeast students are eligible to participate.
For general information about the ins and outs of doing research and creative work as an undergraduate, the WebGURU website provides a lot of useful information.