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Undergraduate Student Research Funding

Undergraduates have the following options for finding funding for research and travel to present research:

Undergraduate Student Research Grant

The Undergraduate Student Research Grant competition is intended to encourage students to undertake research and creative projects that will contribute new insights in the student’s chosen academic field. Funds requested must be related to the student’s research or creative project. The student must be enrolled at IUP during the period of the award. Awards are made each spring for the following year. See Undergraduate Student Research Grant Guidelines for detailed information and the application form.

Funding for Undergraduate Student Travel to Present Papers

IUP supports the research, scholarship, and creative works of currently enrolled undergraduate students. Travel funds are available to undergraduates who are presenting their peer-reviewed and competitively selected work at professional conferences. Eligible presentations include scholarly papers or original creative works, defined as fine arts or performing arts projects. 

To be eligible for reimbursement, expenses must be paid up front by the student. To apply, read the instructions carefully and complete the application:

If using a computer with Adobe Pro, you will be able to type, save and e-mail the application to your department. If you do not have Adobe Pro, please use the Word version. Be sure to include a copy of your presentation abstract with the application.

If funded, please read and follow the guidelines outlined in the Instructions for Reimbursement for Travel to ensure proper reimbursement. The guidelines describe how students must submit a completed Travel Voucher and other materials to their department office. To see how to complete the voucher, see Travel Voucher Sample for Students.

Undergraduate Scholars Forum

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum provides undergraduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors. Forum participation is designed to foster scholarship and collegiality among undergraduate students and faculty members and to provide a forum for undergraduate students to discuss their academic work with a community of scholars. Visit the Undergraduate Scholars Forum website for more information.

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Assistant Dean for Research
    Stright Hall, Room 113
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-7730
  • Fax: 724-357-2715
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.