Funding available for undergraduate research and creative discovery


The Marshall University Research Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of a new funding opportunity to promote undergraduate research and creative discovery.

Made possible by funding provided through the Office of the President, the Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards will provide students with an opportunity to pursue original creative work, scholarship or research under the mentorship of a full-time faculty member during the spring 2018 semester.

These awards provide a $750 stipend for the student and up to $1,000 for travel and materials for one semester. In addition, $750 is provided for the participating faculty mentor for travel. Up to 14 awards will be made.

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Applicants must be juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Applicants must be enrolled at Marshall University for at least 12 hours during the semester in which the project is funded; and
  • Applicants must have a letter of support and sponsorship from a full-time faculty member who is willing to serve as mentor for the project.

The student’s proposed project can involve research, design, development, field study, creative work or performance. The project should require a total commitment of 150 hours of the student’s time (i.e., 10 hours per week) over the semester. The project must be structured so the student can produce creative or scholarly output (e.g. a presentation, publication, exhibit or performance) at the end of the award period.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Full details of the application format, submission requirements and the evaluation process are included in the Request for Proposals at the link above.

If you have questions, please contact your MURC pre-award officer.