Calls for Proposals

Undergraduate Research Grants
Call for Proposals
Spring Semester 2022

Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the continuation of a program to support independent undergraduate research during the Spring Semester 2022. 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 2021;

  • be enrolled in undergraduate courses for the Spring 2022 term (i.e., seniors graduating in December 2021 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

Download Application Instructions

The application must be submitted via the Kuali portal using this link:  Undergraduate Research Grant Application by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021. 

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


Members of the Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee (RSAC) will review proposals and recommend awardees to the Provost. The Provost will announce the award recipients by December 16th, 2021.

Questions regarding the application process or other issues may be directed to C. Michele Thompson at ext. 2-5614 or via e-mail to

Questions regarding the electronic form can be directed to the SPAR office, Renee LeBlanc,

Conference Support Grant for Graduate Students 
October 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022


Southern Connecticut State University recognizes the importance of student and faculty scholarship and creative activity in furthering its mission. The University is committed to expanding the array of support mechanisms for such scholarship and creative activity. The Conference Support Grant for Graduate Students aims to provide graduate students with funds to support travel costs and/or registration fees for national or international conferences whether virtual or on ground for the purpose of presenting their scholarship

For further information and instructions on how to apply please see the application instructions document.

For questions, please contact Professor C. Michele Thompson

Download Application Instructions - Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants