Undergraduate Research Small Grants Program

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Undergraduate Research Small Grants Program

The Center for Engaged Learning, in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs and the College’s Undergraduate Research Committee (PC‐URC), invites applications for the Undergraduate Research Small Grants Program. This program is available to the students from all academic disciplines.

The aim of this program is to support undergraduate scholarly research, creative and/or artistic work during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Senior, Junior, or Sophomore standing during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • All Providence College full‐time faculty members are eligible to serve as mentors.

How to Apply & Competition Rules

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://providence.fluidreview.com/


  • Students may only be listed on one application (individual or group) per funding round.
  • The eligibility of full-time instructional staff members to mentor will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Projects may vary from an idea that a student or group of students would like to pursue, to a joint student‐faculty project, to a project that is part of the faculty member’s ongoing research program. In cases where the project is part of a faculty member’s ongoing research program, the student(s) should clearly describe his/her/their unique contribution.
  • Group projects are expected to involve up to 5 students, although larger groups will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • Groups are required to submit a work plan describing how each member will contribute to the research.
  • One student must be designated as the corresponding group member: this student will be in charge of communicating with the Office of Academic Affairs in regards to all aspects of the grant’s administration.
  • Awards are made to students. For group projects, a single award is shared equally among all students.
  • Grants cannot support student stipends/wages or travel to present research.
  • Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Budget permitting, there will be four rounds of funding for projects occurring in the 2018-19 academic year.
  • All grant recipients are required to submit a brief report detailing the results of their research project at the end of the semester for which the grant is awarded, even if the project is still ongoing.
  • In addition, students are expected to contribute a poster or oral presentation on their research at a campus‐wide undergraduate research forum.
  • Student applicants and faculty mentors should read carefully the “Certifications” section of the application for additional expectations of students and faculty mentors.
  • Grant recipients whose projects involve human subjects, animals, or international travel must also receive approval from the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care, and Use Committee, or Center for International Studies, respectively before funds will be dispersed.


  • Funds are intended to cover costs related to conducting student research.
  • Individual awards are expected to be up to $500, although funding may be granted up to a maximum of $1,000 in exceptional circumstances and when funds are available.
  • Group awards are expected to range from $500 – $2500, depending on the size and scope of the project.
  • Items that may be funded (if not already supported through other sources) include:
    • General, lab, or media supplies, or other expendable materials related to research;
    • Archival copying, photocopying, printing, postage, telephone or communication expenses related to research/creative project or presentation of findings;
    • Software, data sets, books, and small equipment, if necessary to conduct research and otherwise unavailable; and
    • Travel to libraries, archives, museums, field or research sites, laboratories, research centers, or approved educational institutions to conduct research

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by the end of the day (11:59 pm) on February 3, 2019.

Apply Now

If you have any questions about this program, email undergraduate.research@providence.edu 

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