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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Research Award Applications

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

Research Award Deadlines

  • Research award applications are open once per semester.
  • Fall deadline - October 22, 2021. Funds can be used for Fall or Spring semester projects.
  • Spring deadline - April 8, 2022. Funds can be used for Spring or summer projects.
  • Award amounts are a maximum of $500.

Research Award Information

  • Faculty oversight is required. It is expected that faculty will guide the project.
  • Funds can be used on supplies needed to help complete research or creative inquiry project or on time spent completing your project.

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. 

  • Click the hand to complete the student portion Apply

 The following information will be needed for your application to be complete:

    • General information about yourself
    • Information (name and email) about your proposed research mentor
    • The completion of several short essay questions
    • In order for your application to be complete your proposed faculty mentor will need to submit a letter of recommendation to the office. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the letter is received by our office.

You can find a SAMPLE of the full application HERE. DO NOT submit a hard copy of this file. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

If awarded, funds can be disbursed prior to the end of Fall or Spring semester. Awards amounts are a maximum of $500.

Deadline for Research awards is October 22, 2021 and April 8, 2022

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.





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