Grant Types

Research, arts, and senior synthesis projects regardless of discipline can all make use of any of the UAR Student Grants described here.  To decide which kind of grant is the best match for your project, consider the time commitment your project (or the phase of your project currently in need of funding) will require. 

What is your project?

Will this project represent a part-time commitment?

  • Apply for a Small Grant

Will this grant support a full-time summer project?

  • Apply for a Major Grant or a Chappell Lougee Scholarship (the latter if you are a sophomore with a project in the humanities, arts, or qualitative social sciences)

Will this grant support a conference presentation about a project you've already finished?

  • Apply for a Conference Grant


Regardless of grant type, visit How to Apply for more details and application procedures. 

GRANT TYPES

Small Grants

  • Small Grants of up to $1500 maximum support smaller independent projects, and can also be used to enable a particular phase of a larger-scale effort.
  • Application deadlines are found throughout the year, making the Small Grant especially flexible.  Deadlines for the 2014-2015 Academic Year are:
    • October 1, 2014
    • November 1, 2014
    • December 1, 2014
    • January 5, 2015
    • February 1, 2015
    • March 1, 2015
    • April 1, 2015
    • May 1, 2015
  • Application portal closes at 11:59pm for every deadline date.
  • Grant decisions are normally made 15 working days after each application deadline.
  • If you are planning a Senior Synthesis project: Given that such a project draws on the first three years of your undergraduate work, the most relevant grant deadlines to consider would be October through March if you are a senior, or March through May if you are a junior developing the beginnings of a senior project during the summer.

Major Grants

  • Major Grants of up to $6400 maximum support full-time immersive summer project commitments. 
  • Most Major Grants are awarded to students beginning an honors thesis, a senior project in the arts, or senior synthesis project between their junior and senior years.
  • The 2014-2015 application deadline is March 9, 2015 at 11:59pm.
  • Decisions are normally made within 6 weeks, and funding will be disbursed in Spring Quarter.
  • Grant recipients who will travel outside the United States are required to complete a workshop or exercise on international preparation in Spring Quarter: IPREP Workshop, Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Tressider Memorial Union, Oak Lounge. To register for the workshop, please click here. The deadline to register for the IPREP Workshop is May 11, 2015.

Chappell Lougee Scholarships

  • Chappell Lougee Scholarships of up to $6400 maximum support sophomores pursuing full time summer projects in the humanities, creative arts, and qualitative social sciences.
  • Recipients become members of a scholarly mentoring community. This includes special events, preparing for a capstone project or honors, fellowships and graduate school advising.
  • The 2014-2015 application deadline is December 1, 2014 at 11:59pm.
  • Decisions are made in the first half of Winter Quarter, and funding will be disbursed on 20 April 2015.
  • Grant recipients who will travel outside the United States are required to complete a workshop or exercise on international preparation in Spring Quarter: IPREP Workshop, Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Tressider Memorial Union, Oak Lounge. To register for the workshop, please click here. The deadline to register for the IPREP Workshop is May 11, 2015.

Conference Grants

  • Conference Grants of up to $1500 support students who have been accepted to present their own project results at a professional or scholarly conference.
  • Travel to student-run conferences, conferences specifically for students, or to attend conferences (but not give presentations) is not funded.
  • Grants can fund travel, conference registration, and food and lodging.
  • Applications are due at each of the Small Grant deadlines throughout the year as described above, and decisions are announced at the same times.