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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Research Grant-Applications

This information is specific to applying for the OURCI RESEARCH Grant. Please read all the following information before starting your application.

What is expected for the Research Grant?

  • Faculty oversight is required.  It is expected that faculty will guide the project.
  • Students will complete approximately 100 hours over the project duration.  
  • Fall and Spring Projects:  6 to 8 hours/week for 15 weeks. 
  • Summer projects:  10 hours/week for 10 weeks.
  • Awardees will have an opportunity to network with other researchers.
  • Awardees will have opportunity to make contributions to their field.
  • Awardees will have opportunities to present, perform, or exhibit their work publically.
  • Awardees will receive recognition when applying to graduate programs, professional schools, or professional job placements.
  • Grant recipients are required to publically disseminate their project in an appropriate scholarly venue, and are required to submit a final abstract of their project to the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry.  Awardees are expected to strive to fulfill these obligations in good faith.  Failure to do so may result in sanctions (e.g., refunding the grant).

Materials to prepare for the application:
Please note that the OURCI only accepts online applications; hard copies and materials emailed without consent of the office will be disregarded. 

  • letter of reference from your proposed research mentor as a PDF document. Mentors must be a faculty member of assistant, associate, or full professor. The proposed mentor will be sent an email notification requesting the letter of reference by Qualtrics, our application manager. Please note, your mentor will not receive a notification for the letter of recommendation until the application has been submitted. Please don't wait until the deadline to inform your mentor of your need for recommendation.  
  • A project description (250-300 words). We recommend the student word processes the description before starting the application, then Copy and Paste into the application. Project descriptions must be written by the student and should be understood by a professor outside of the applying student's field.
  • current transcript (electronic copy). Academic Histories provided by KSIS will not satisfy this requirement. Click here for information about ordering transcripts electronically. This can take up to three business days. Have the transcript delivered to your email address only. You will upload the PDF file within the application.
  • A description of your interest in and qualifications for the project. Include how this experience will advance your future professional aspirations. (No more than 500 words)

CLICK HERE FOR SPRING 2018 RESEARCH APPLICATION  


If you experience any problems or have a question about the application, you may contact the staff at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. Please e-mail ourci@ksu.edu or Anita Cortez at cortez@ksu.edu.