Explore UAR Student Grants

Research, arts, and senior synthesis projects regardless of discipline can all make use of the UAR Student Grants described here. Be sure to check your eligibility, and then use the information below to to help you decide on the type of grant you will apply for. Finally, visit Go Apply for more details on application procedures.

What type of grant do you need?

First, Get Focused and learn more about how we distinguish between research, arts, and senior synthesis projects, and how you can develop your own project ideas. Then, 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.

Will this project represent a part-time commitment?

Apply for a Small Grant. Plan to apply for funding at least two months in advance of your project's start date. Consult the UAR Grant Writing Timeline for more information.

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.

GRANT TYPES AND DEADLINES

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 2017-2018 Academic Year are:
    • October 1, 2017 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due October 7, 2017)
    • November 1, 2017 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due November 7, 2017)
    • December 1, 2017 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due December 7, 2017)
    • January 8, 2018 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due January 14, 2018)
    • February 1, 2018 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due February 7, 2018)
    • March 1, 2018 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due March 7, 2018)
    • April 1, 2018 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due April 7, 2018)
    • May 1, 2018 (Faculty Letters of Recommendation due May 7, 2018)
  • 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 provide a 10-week stipend of $7000 in support of full-time immersive summer project commitments. See Constructing a Budget for UAR's policies and guidelines for using these funds.
  • 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 2017-2018 application deadline is March 12, 2018 at 11:59pm.
  • Faculty Letters of Recommendation are due March 18, 2018.
  • 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 the IPREP workshop on international preparation. The workshop will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 3:00pm - 5:30pm. Instructions for workshop registration will be provided to Major Grant recipients at a later date. 

Chappell Lougee Scholarships

  • Chappell Lougee Scholarships provide a 10-week stipend of $7000 for sophomores pursuing full-time immersive 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 2017-2018 application deadline is December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.
  • Faculty Letters of Recommendation are due December 7, 2017 at 11:59pm.
  • Decisions are made in the first half of Winter Quarter, and funding will be disbursed in April 2018.
  • Grant recipients who will travel outside the United States are required to complete the IPREP workshop on international preparation. The workshop will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 3:00pm - 5:30pm. Instructions for workshop registration will be provided to Chappell Lougee recipients at a later date. 

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 and Faculty Letters of Recommendation are due at each of the Small Grant deadlines throughout the year as described above, and decisions are announced at the same times.
  • Conference travel support for graduating seniors: To present at a conference that takes place within one quarter (including summer) of degree conferral, graduating seniors can apply for conference grant funding to cover TRAVEL expenses that will be paid upfront (e.g. tickets for travel to conference location). Students must apply during a regular grant deadline before the conferral of their degrees. All other grant application and eligibility requirements must be met.