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Research: A K-State Tradition

Apply to Participate in the Spark Tank!

Do you have a research idea you want to turn into reality? Are you applying for an OURCI Research/Travel Grant? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the Spark Tank is for you! Spark Tank will give you a chance to pitch your research idea to a panel of judges and receive feedback to strengthen your OURCI Grant application. Two $1,000 OURCI Grants will be awarded! Learn more.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

The ABRCMS will be held Nov. 1-4, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, where students engaged in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields will present their research, explore graduate schools, and have networking opportunities. Abstract submissions are due September 8, and Travel Award applications are due August 25. Check out the ABRCMS website for more information and to submit your abstract!

Looking for Research Funding?

The OURCI awards $1,000 research and travel grants every semester. For spring 2018 grants, apply by November 10, 2017. Click here to learn more.

Mindlin Foundation Undergraduate Research Awards

The Mindlin Foundation Undergraduate Mentored Research Program is offering research awards to promising undergraduates in the sciences or engineering who are in a mentored research project. Applications are due by November 3, 2017. Learn more about the awards including eligibility and application information.

Get Published: Submissions Welcome for Crossing Borders

Submit work to Crossing Borders. 

Sustainability and You: Planet, Profits, and People

How can you engage in sustainability practices and research regardless of your field of study? Check out this panel discussion from SPARK Week to learn more!

Why do Undergraduate Research? 

Dr. Peter Dorhout, Vice President for Research, discusses the importance of undergraduate involvement in research and creative endeavors.


Upcoming Deadlines

Aug. 25, 2017: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Travel Award applications due

Sept. 8, 2017: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Abstract Submissions die

Sept. 22, 2017: Spark Tank applications due

Nov. 3, 2017: Mindlin Foundation Undergraduate Research Award applications due

Nov. 10, 2017: Applications due for Spring 2018 OURCI Research and Travel Grants