Funding

Below are sources of funding provided by Eastern Connecticut State University. Other grants, awards, research programs and funding sources can be found under the “Important Dates” tab or in the box below using the “External Research Opportunities” link.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Travel Grants

Limited travel funds are available for Eastern Connecticut State University students to present their undergraduate research or creative activities at a professional forum.  At Eastern, these activities are defined as:

“Original intellectual or creative contributions to the student’s discipline carried out in conjunction with a faculty mentor, culminating in formal review of that work through presentations, exhibitions, and/or publications.”

The work students wish to present must meet all aspects of this definition.  Thus, it must be work undertaken with an Eastern faculty mentor on a project appropriate to one’s discipline.  Internships are not considered appropriate unless they can be shown to meet the criteria above.  Students who wish to attend a conference without presenting, are ineligible for these funds and should work with department clubs to secure funding.

Award Amount:
Award amounts are limited to $1,000 per department/year, unless more funds become available.  The award request should not exceed the cost of travel.  An application for funding can be submitted prior to having a presentation accepted by conference conveners.  However, the documentation below is required before funds will be distributed.  Funds reserved through this application will be returned to the general pool if this documentation is not provided by the dates of the conference.  The faculty mentor should assist the student with completion of this application.

Money will be reserved on a first-come basis, until funds are depleted.  Students applying after all money has been committed will be placed on a wait list, pending availability of new funding sources. All funds must be used before the end of the fiscal year. These grants are competitive in nature and submission does not guarantee funding.

The application form below should be completed and printed. One electronic copy must accompany the typed copy and sent to Carlos A. Escoto in the Psychology Department.  Only complete applications will be reviewed. Recipients will also need to submit a Travel authorization from at least 30 days prior to their travel.

No new applications are being accepted at this time.

UGRCA Travel Application                             TravelTA092313

Recipients for the 2012-13 are listed below:

Student                                           Mentor

 

Thomas Farnsworth

James Diller

PSY

Raena Beetham

Madeleine Fugere

PSY

Suzanne Slater

Sudha Swaminathan

EDU

Ariel Levesque

Sudha Swaminathan

EDU

Erin Murphy

Sudha Swaminathan

EDU

Erin Daly

Nicole Krassas

PSC

Lindsey Belliveau

Drew Hyatt

EES

Sean Richmond

M. Clermont-Ferrand

ENG

Jacob Rusconi

Doncho Petkov

BA

Aurora Schurman

M. Clermont-Ferrand

ENG

Brittany Gasparino

Paul Rossitto

BA

Alissa Deegan

Paul Rossitto

BA

Carolyn Genao

Paul Rossitto

COM

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Project Grants

Limited funds are available for Eastern Connecticut State University students to help cover the costs of research or a creative activity project. At Eastern, these activities are defined as:

“Original intellectual or creative contributions to the student’s discipline carried out in conjunction with a faculty mentor, culminating in formal review of that work through presentations, exhibitions, and/or publications.” 

The work students wish to have funded must meet all aspects of this definition.  Thus, it must be work with an Eastern faculty mentor on a project appropriate to one’s discipline.  Internships are not considered appropriate unless they can be shown to meet the criteria above.

Award Amount:
Award amounts are limited to $500.00 per student per year unless more funds become available. Project Grants can be used for data collection surveys/instruments, materials needed for creation of discipline specific project, lab equipment, incentives to secure participants, or the cost of music or film production. The project grants are not to be used for stipends.

Funds can be applied for prior to beginning the project. However, the documentation below is required before funds will be distributed.  Prior CUHSR approval is required of all research projects involving human participants.  The faculty mentor should assist the student with completion of this application.  Preference will be given to those applications with a clear outcome goal (presentation at a specific conference, publication or exhibition).

Money will be reserved on a first-come basis, until funds are depleted.  Students applying after all money has been committed will be placed on a wait list pending the availability of new funding sources. All funds must be used before the end of the fiscal year. These grants are competitive in nature and submission does not guarantee funding.

The application form below should be completed and printed. One electronic copy must accompany the printed copy and sent to Carlos A. Escoto in the Psychology Department.  Only complete applications will be reviewed.

No new applications are being accepted at this time.

UGRCAProjectApplication

The Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship

The ECSU Chapter of the AAUP announces a scholarship program for ECSU undergraduate students conducting independent or collaborative research projects. The Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship will be awarded to assist with the costs involved in completing one or more research or creative projects and/or presenting research at an academic conference. Successful applicants may receive up to $500 per application.

Applicants must write their own proposal, even if it is a collaborative project. Only one application per student will be reviewed per semester. It is the student’s responsibility to provide all requested information. Note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The application must include:
1. Application Form is available from albairl@easternct.edu .
2. Project proposal narrative:
a. Limited to four (4) typed pages using 12-point font, double-spaced, with 0.7 inch margins.
b. A clear set of goals/objectives for the project.
c. An appropriate and feasible methodology or plan for conducting the project, including a timeline.
d. Likelihood of significant outcome, such as publication, presentation at a conference, performance, or exhibition
e. Evidence of a well-focused and worthy project presented in relationship to the applicant’s field of study.
3. Proposed budget with documentation/justification.
4. Curriculum vitae (Resume).
5. Letter of recommendation from the supervising faculty member evaluating the feasibility of the project as proposed by the student.
6. One hard copy AND one electronic file of the complete proposal delivered by the deadline to:

ECSU-AAUP Office
Science Building 165
Email: albairl@easternct.edu (Note: Thoresen Application in subject line)
Call for applications will be posted in the Fall 2014 semester.

 

Complete proposals will be evaluated by the ECSU-AAUP Executive Board. The proposal(s) deemed most-competitive by the Executive Board will be selected for funding. Incomplete applications will not be funded.

Upon completion of a funded project, a brief project report must be filed with the ECSU-AAUP office. This report must include documentation of how the scholarship funds were spent. Final Report Form is available from carlsonc@easternct.edu .

Dr. C. A. Carlson, Environmental Earth Science, 261 Science Bldg, (860) 465-5218, carlsonc@easternct.edu

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