A significant advantage of being in the Honors College is access to money to support your undergraduate research. Please see your faculty research advisor right away and start now to write your applications for several grants-in-aid, which are all due Monday, October 13, 2014. All applications must be supported by a letter from your research faculty advisor.
(1) Research grants: All forms of scholarship are supported for up to $1,000, including senior Capstone theses, for expenditures incurred since January 1, 2014, or those anticipated for projects planned for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The money will fund student research or other creative or scholarly activity (but not student stipends).
(2) Travel grants: Proposals will be considered for expenses associated with presentation of research at conferences (e.g., flight, hotel, poster preparation costs) up to $500.
Whether you are conducting scientific experiments, lab research, or surveys; analyzing data from field work such as participant observation or in-depth interviews; or exploring historical archives, you may apply for funding to support your research, attend professional conferences, pay for your Research Forum poster, etc.
Details and application forms are available at: http://www.uic.edu/honors/learning/scholarships.shtml. (There are two separate forms—one for research grants and the other for travel grants.) Please read the award announcements carefully, and follow instructions for submission of rationale and methods, detailed budget and budget justification, letter of support, etc. Submit your completed application to the front desk of the Honors College by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.
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