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OUR Research/Creative Endeavor Support Stipends

The Office of Undergraduate Research is offering Research/Creative Endeavor Stipends and Support Grants toward undergraduate scholarship for Summer 2018. UNC Undergraduate students may apply for assistance for: 

  • Research supplies
  • Travel
  • Conference presentations/performances,
  • Support for research and creative endeavors.

info Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students are not eligible to apply

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Stipends will be awarded based on the amount of available funding and the number of requests.  While there is no guarantee of a full stipend, OUR will fund as many eligible requests as possible.  

Travel Funding Details

It should be noted that OUR can not fund travel or supply expenses associated with a specific class, for which those supplies or the travel is a required element of the course work.  We do support research and travel associated with programs such as McNair and Honors and with research or travel related to independent study projects or for non-required travel and/or research supplies and time.

Also, while summer funding applicants will be notified of the results of their applications before the end of spring semester, no funds will be distributed until after the beginning of the 2018/2019 fiscal year on July 1, 2018.

Additional funding specifically for travel may be available from the Student Senate's Conference Funding.

Mileage

As of January 1, 2018 the mileage rate (if you are driving for travel) is .49 per mile. 

Per Diem

To figure out your per diem (which varies based on the city you are traveling to) view the Pier Diem Rates established by the General Services Administration.

Apply for Stipends 

Email a completed application to Dr. Janice Dickensheets at our@unco.edu. All submissions must include: 

  • A signed, completed application
  • Project proposal narrative (no more than two pages)
  • Faculty sponsor letter of support
  • Conference/performance acceptance letter (if the application involves conference participation).

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Application Deadline

Applications must be received by 5 pm on March 30, 2018.  Applicants will be notified of the results by the end of April.

Application Rankings

Stipend applications will be ranked according to the following rubric:

High Priority 

  • Standard research projects such as are conducted in science, social science, education, and academic disciplines.
  • Creative endeavors in humanities, business, and other disciplines, which recognize such endeavors as scholarship.
  • Presentation of research and/or creative endeavors at a conference.

Medium Priority

  • Conference attendance
  • Clinic or master class attendance

Lowest Priority

  • Membership dues for professional organizations

General Due Dates

Due dates for each stipend will appear in the sidebar above.  In general, however, due dates will be as follows:

Summer Stipends 

Applications will be due in Late March.  Students will be notified of awards around the middle of April.  Awards, however, will not be issued until the beginning of the new fiscal year, which begins on July 1, with funds being dispersed within the first week of July.  This is not optimal, but it is necessary given the timing of UNC's Fiscal Year, and the loading of budgets.

Fall Stipends 

 Applications will be due in late September.  Students will be notified of awards around the middle of October.  Funds will be processed as quickly as possible after students are notified.

Spring Stipends 

Applications will be due in mid-February.  Students will be notified of awards around the first of March.  Funds will be processed as quickly as possible after students are notified.