Funding Opportunities for student Research Projects – Fall Deadlines

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers a variety of funding programs for students. Below is a brief description of the various funding opportunities as well as  fall 2018’s application deadlines. Click on the links below for further information.


SHARE Awards: Monday, October 22, 2018 deadline

The Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Awards are a research apprenticeship program that pairs undergraduate research assistants with faculty mentors so students can develop research skills while contributing to a research project in the spring semester. Student-faculty teams apply jointly for $2,000 awards, which comprise a $1,500 student stipend and a $500 faculty mentor stipend. This is an opportunity to involve a beginning researcher in one of your active projects or to pursue a project you develop together.

UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 deadline

This award program provides undergraduates the opportunity to pursue summer research projects, service initiatives, and creative endeavors that represent the legacy of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovation, and social impact. Selected students will complete a series of activities in spring 2019 to develop their projects and enhance their leadership skills. Fellows will receive up to $5000 to support summer project expenses.

UConn IDEA Grant Program: Monday, December 17, 2018 deadline for summer funding

This UConn IDEA Grant program provide funding and support for student-designed projects, including artistic and creative endeavors, research projects, prototyping and entrepreneurial ventures, and service initiatives. There are two application cycles per year, with deadlines in the fall and in the spring.  Students can apply individually or as part of a small group working collaboratively on a project. Grants of up to $4000 per student are available.


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