Calls for Proposals

Undergraduate Research Grants Call for Proposals Spring Semester 2021


Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the continuation of a program to support independent undergraduate research during the Spring Semester 2021. This initiative, Undergraduate Research Grants, is funded by the SCSU Foundation. Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to undergraduate students to complete research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus. Each student awardee will be guided by a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors will receive one credit of load credit for their guidance of the proposed student research.

The student may accept the full $3,000 as a stipend, or, if needed, a portion of the money can be used for expenses related to the project.
The purpose of these grants is to promote high quality research and creative activity at the undergraduate level by having students work closely with a faculty mentor.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a matriculated undergraduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;

  • have completed at least 45 course credits by the end of Fall Semester 2020;

  • be enrolled in undergraduate courses for the Spring 2021 semester (i.e., seniors graduating in December are not eligible);

  • work with a mentor who is a full-time faculty member at SCSU.

If a student has previously received an undergraduate grant from this program, a copy of the final report from the previous grant must be included with the proposal.

Please note that this proposal must incorporate and adhere to all current SCSU and CSCU Covid-19 protocols.

For projects involving human participants or animal subjects, approval from the SCSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be obtained before beginning the research.

To apply:
Review the application instructions.  Applications must be submitted via the Kuali portal using this link Undergraduate Research Grant Application  by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19th, 2020.

Incomplete applications will not receive consideration, nor will late applications.

Any questions should be addressed to Dr. C. Michele Thompson at