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Office of Undergraduate Research
E-mail: our@cwu.edu

About OUR Presentation and Research Grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research supports undergraduate students through small grants for travel, research and creative expression. All currently enrolled students at any CWU campuses are eligible.  OUR Grants include: 

Learn more about each of these grants below. 

In addition, the OUR coordinates the annual Faculty-Student Provost Research Grants. Click on the link to learn more. 

Students who are funded through the Office of Undergraduate Research are required to present their work at SOURCE. 


2021 Central Summer Scholarship and Research Grant Application

Central Office of Undergraduate Research has funds available from S&A and Foundation donations to support student summer scholarship and research work. We have decided to make these funds available as OUR Summer Scholarship Supply Grants. These funds can be used to provide supplies that support any summer scholarship work. All funds must be used and reimbursement requested by June 15th. Award applications will be responded to and awards provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Funds will cover up to $500 per individual and $1000 per scholarly group.

  • What funds are available?

    • Individual students can request up to $500.
    • Groups of two or more students can request up to $1000.
  • Who can apply? Any student(s) with a Central affiliated faculty or staff mentor. 
  • Deadlines: All funds must be used and reimbursement requested by June 15th, 2021. Award applications will be responded to and awards provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • How to apply:
    • Prepare a 500-word application explaining the project.
    • Prepare a budget for the $500 with a written justification of how the funds will support the described project (See these  Notes ).
    • Secure a letter of support from a Central affiliated faculty or staff mentor (see these Notes)
    • Submit application here

 Presentation Grants 

OUR will fund grants to support undergraduate students to attend a conference to present their work or to perform. For 2020-2022 these grants will be modified to fund students presenting at virtual presentation events, as appropriate.

  • What funds are available?
    • Individual students can request up to $300.
    • Groups of two or more students can request up to $600.
  • Who may apply?  
    • The student(s) must be the lead author(s) on the work and be the main presenter in order to be eligible.
    • The student(s) must have a Central affiliated faculty or staff mentor.
  • Deadlines: 5:00 pm, the first Wednesday of November and February
  • Eligible presentation expenses include:
    • ​Registration
    • Travel
  • Note: Students may apply for the grant after the conference has occurred.
  • How to apply

Research & Creative Scholarship Grants

Grants are available to undergraduate students engaged in mentored projects to cover costs associated with research, scholarship, or creative activities. 

  • What funds are available?
    • Individual students can request up to $750.
    • Groups of two or more students can request up to $1500.
    • Faculty and staff mentors are limited to a maximum of $1500 of research funding for their students per academic year.
  • Who may apply? Any student(s) with a Central affiliated faculty or staff mentor. 
  • Deadlines: 5:00 pm, the first Wednesday of November and February
  • Eligible research expenses include (but are not limited to):
    • Equipment (which will remain the property of the university)
    • Materials and supplies (chemicals, sample bags, art supplies, etc.)
    • Travel to conduct research (e.g., travel to a lab to analyze samples)
    • Consider and included estimated taxes and shipping costs 
  • Expenses that are not eligible include:
    • Xeroxing/copying of documents on campus
    • Financial incentives or reimbursement of human research participants
    • Expenses for research that is part of standard coursework
  • How to apply

Experiential Research and Immersive Studies in the Arts Grants

Grants are available to support undergraduate students to travel to present at a conference, artist’s residency, library archive or field location, or other immersive experience/setting where they can conduct experiential research.

  • What funds are available?

    • Individual students can request up to $750.
    • Groups of two or more students can request up to $1500.
  • Who can apply? The student(s) must have been vetted by a Central faculty or staff mentor or arts organization, or be a designated artist on the project or study in order to be eligible.
  • Deadlines: 5:00 pm, the first Wednesday of November and February
  • Eligible expenses include:
    • Registration/ Residency or Conference Fees
    • Museum or Library Archive Admission Costs
    • Mileage (if driving a personal vehicle)
    • Airfare
    • Ground transportation (shuttle to/from airport, taxi, lightrail, ferry, etc)
    • Per diem (food and lodging)
    • Consider and included estimated taxes and shipping costs
  • Note: Students may apply for the grant after the opportunity has already occurred.
  • How to apply

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