Undergraduate Research & Travel Grants

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Description

The purpose of the Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants program is to enhance the educational experience of students at UW-Platteville by:

  • providing opportunities for students to apply classroom concepts to hands-on, real-world projects
  • compensating students for their contributions to the STEM fields
  • encouraging a broader understanding of STEM career fields through research and travel
  • facilitating career networking through conference attendance, research facility visits, or corporate site visits

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive application process. Requests of more than $1,000 for large groups may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive an Undergraduate Travel or Research Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at UW-Platteville
  • be pursuing a major in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
  • have a faculty or staff member endorse the project or trip

All students are encouraged to apply, however, preference will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • belong to or participate in one of the following organizations/groups:
    • STEM Scholars
    • DRIVEN Scholars
    • Women in STEM Living Learning Community
    • Women in EMS Mentor Program
    • Society of Women Engineers
    • Math Learning Center Tutors
    • Other student organization or campus program that encourages a focus on STEM student success

Requirements

It is expected that recipients will contribute to the knowledge of the campus community by disseminating research findings or knowledge gained through a poster or presentation. Details of this dissemination requirement will be determined on a case-by-case basis with each recipient.

Application Process

To apply for a research grant, you must submit the following items:

Please note: Your project description should include an explantation of your hypothesis and methods and a proposal for how you'd like to disseminate your findings to the campus community.

To apply for a travel grant, you  must submit the following items:

Please note: Your trip description should include an explanation of how the travel will enhance your learning and a proposal for how you'd like to share any knowledge you gain with the campus community when you return.

Submit completed application packets in a sealed envelope to the EMS CenterPOINT:
In Person:   Ottensman Room 170
By Mail:      University of Wisconsin-Platteville
                  College of EMS CenterPOINT
                  1 University Plaza
                  Platteville, WI  53818
By Email:    centerpoint@uwplatt.edu

Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed at regular intervals. The next upcoming deadline for research and travel that will occur during the summer 2014 or fall 2014 semesters is Friday, May 2 at 5:00 pm.

Sponsors

Funding for the Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants program is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) grant #1161180.

 

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