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The Undergraduate Research Program offers many opportunities for students to pursue their own research idea. It is recommended that those who are new to research, namely Freshmen and Sophomores, check out the Research Apprenticeship Program first to become familiar with research in their field. Both students moving on from RAP as well as those confident with the research process may participate in the other programs we have to offer. Depending on your interests, you may work alone or with other students and we will make sure that you have a faculty mentor to assist you. Each semester we offer UR Grants as well as other funding opportunities for projects. Some students may even take advantage of the Travel-Study Grant and conduct their research abroad. Take a look at all of the programs that we offer to students and faculty and get started with your query today!


Undergraduate Research Grants

The Undergraduate Research Grants are awarded to students of sophomore status or higher leading a research project endorsed by a faculty or staff member. Recipients of Undergraduate Research Grants will receive up to $500. The grant supports research supplies, travel, and publication costs. Students with funded projects are required to present on campus AND at either the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) or the University of Wisconsin Symposium. In addition to the grant, the Undergraduate Research Program covers the costs of the required conference presentations (ground travel, lodging, meals, registration, poster printing).

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Eligible Students Must:

   • Have sophomore status or higher at the time of application.

   • Have a UW-W cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of application.

   • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during project completion.

   • Have the project endorsed by a faculty/staff member holding at least a 50% appointment.

 

The Following Students Are Ineligible:

   • Students with an active Undergraduate Research award (Fall or Spring grant, SURF, RAP, Research Scholars) in the same academic year.

   • Current or upcoming McNair Scholar students.

On the Undergraduate Research Grant Application, make sure to select the "Grants for Student Researchers" category and pick "Undergraduate Research Grant." All application materials (including the mentor recommendation) are due by 4pm on the following dates.

   • Fall Grant is due October 1st

   • Spring Grant is due March 1st

Students submit the following online:

   • A proposal up to 7,000 characters including the following sections:

        ○ A statement of goals and objectives for the project with a clear research question appropriate for the discipline.

        ○ An outline of the method or design for carrying out the project including participants, data collection, and analysis procedures (should be the largest section of the proposal).

        ○ A statement of the anticipated significance of results (i.e. briefly describe possible outcomes of the project and why they are likely to be of interest).

        ○ A brief explanation of the preparedness to undertake the project.

   • A complete timeline using the template below (include step-by-step actions the students plans to take to meet the goals, objectives, and results):

        ○ Fall timeline templateSpring timeline template

   • A complete itemized budget and justification using the template provided below

        ○ Budget template

        ○ All supplies should be listed with their estimated costs, justification, and web link if applicable

        ○ Travel costs must comply with university travel reimbursement requirements

        ○ Budget should not exceed the funds of the project

        ○ Funds over the $500 limit should have an explanation of where the additional funding is coming from (i.e. mentor's external grant funds, department funds, personal funds, etc.)

Mentors provide the following to students:

   • One-page letter endorsing the student and the scholarly merit of the student’s research project

Projects are reviewed by Undergraduate Research Council members and campus faculty/staff as needed.

Projects are scored on the following criteria:

   • Project description is clearly written by the student in their own words, well designed, and cost-effective.

   • The outlined actions are logically connected to research goals, objectives, and outcomes.

   • Project is realistic for the student's background, the time frame, and the amount of funding.

   • Mentor supports the project and has an appropriate background for supervising the project.

   • Project is likely to result in a paper, creative performance, visual art object, or academic project that can be presented to a professional/peer audience and/or published in a scholarly publication.

Permitted Expenditures:

   • Materials for conducting research project (software, equipment, supplies, etc.)

   • Books (no more than $100.00 per grant)

   • Conference presentation travel

   • Publication fees

Prohibited Expenditures:

   • Salary/wages for students, mentors, and/or participants

   • Furniture

*All materials purchased with grant funds belong to the university. Funds must be spent following university guidelines and within the university's fiscal year. For more information see our Grant Purchasing Page.

If awarded a grant, students must:

   • Attend a grant orientation meeting

   • Submit an abstract and present results at the annual UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day Program

   • Attend a travel orientation meeting

   • Submit an abstract and present work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) or the University of Wisconsin Symposium

   • Complete a web survey at the end of the academic year

   • If research involves human or animal subjects, you must hold or obtain approval from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Undergraduate Research Program award funds will not be disbursed to you until you provide the appropriate protocol number from ORSP to URP.

        ○ Human Research Compliance Policies and Process

        ○ Animal Research Compliance Policies and Process

If awarded a grant, mentors must:

   • Provide student(s) with mentorship throughout the research project

   • Provide student(s) with feedback on required abstracts and presentations

   • Complete a web survey at the end of the academic year

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program at UWW

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is a ten-week mentored summer research grant. Up to 15 fellowships will be awarded with student stipends of $3,500. In addition, students receive up to $500 in funding for supplies, services, and travel expenses. Mentors of selected student research fellows will receive a summer stipend of $2,500. Stipend amounts are taxed.

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Eligible Students Must:

   • Have sophomore status or higher at the time of application

   • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application

   • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during project completion

   • Have the project endorsed by a faculty/staff member holding at least a 50% appointment

The Following Students Are Ineligible:

   • Current or upcoming McNair Scholar students

   • Students enrolled in course credit for summer research projects

On the SURF Application, make sure to select the "Grants for Student Researchers" category and pick "Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)." All application materials (including the mentor recommendation) are due by 4pm on the following date.

   • SURF UWW Grant is due March 1st

Students Submit The Following Online:

   • A proposal up to 15,000 characters including the following sections:

        ○ A statement of goals and objectives for the project with a clear research question appropriate for the discipline.

             ◘ One for the upcoming summer and another for the upcoming academic year.

             ◘ The two sets of goals and objectives should be connected as the summer work should inform the academic year work.

             ◘ An outline of the method or design for carrying out the project including participants, data collection, and analysis procedures (should be the largest section of the proposal).

             ◘ A statement of the anticipated significance of results (i.e. briefly describe possible outcomes of the project and why they are likely to be of interest).

             ◘ A brief explanation of the preparedness to undertake the project.

             ◘ A statement of how this research will continue into the academic year and how it aligns into your future career or postgraduate study plans.

   • A complete timeline using the template below (include step-by-step actions to meet the goals, objectives, and results of the project in both the summer and academic year):

        Timeline template

   • A complete itemized budget and justification using the template provided below

        Budget template

        All supplies should be listed with their estimated costs, justification, and web link if applicable

        Travel costs must comply with university travel reimbursement requirements

        Budget should not exceed the funds of the project

        Funds over the $500 limit should have an explanation of where the additional funding is coming from (i.e. mentor's external grant funds, department funds, personal funds, etc.)

        Names of two individuals for letters of recommendation, one of which should be the student’s mentor

Mentors provide the following to students:

   • One-page letter endorsing the student, the feasibility of the project, the scholarly merit of the research, the mentor's commitment to supervise this project, and the experience of the mentor in supervising student research and/or creative inquiry projects

Second reference provides the following:

   • Letter of recommendation from any instructor or employer

        Should address the scholarly merits of this project and the personal or academic background of the applicant

 

NOTE: This page provides information on the SURF UWW program. You may apply to both the SURF UWW and SURF CBR programs, but be aware that each program has different requirements, so be sure to adjust any application materials accordingly.

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Undergraduate Research Council. The review committee may ask select applicants to provide revised proposals before further evaluations are made. Up to 30 finalists will be invited to a 20-minute interview with the selection committee. The selection committee will evaluate fellowship applications on the following criteria and will also consider representation of different disciplines among the supported summer fellowships.

   The applicant demonstrates that the project is feasible and has scholarly or creative merit

   The applicant demonstrates that they will acquire significant new skills or experiences as a result of this project

   The applicant presents a clear and compelling case for how the fellowship will allow them to continue their undergraduate research during the academic school year and how this summer fellowship will contribute to their career or post-graduate study plans

   The applicant demonstrates that they can successfully complete the 10-week fellowship

   The applicant is prepared for the fellowship (coursework, experience, etc.)

   Letters of support from the applicant's mentor and proposed community partner attest to the merit of this project

   Mentor letter demonstrates enthusiasm, appropriate experience, and time commitment to supervise this project

Please address any questions to the Undergraduate Research Program at urp@uww.edu.

Permitted Expenditures:

   • Materials for conducting research project (software, equipment, supplies, etc.)

   • Books (no more than $100.00 per grant)

   • Conference presentation travel

   • Publication fees

Prohibited Expenditures:

   • Salary/wages for students, mentors, and/or participants

   • Furniture

*Stipends will be taxed. If more than one student is working on the SURF project, the study team will need to provide a plan for how the $3,500 will be distributed among the students.

*All materials purchased with grant funds belong to the university. Funds must be spent following university guidelines and within the university's fiscal year. For more information see our Grant Purchasing Page.

Awarded Students Must:

   • Attend a grant orientation meeting

   • Devote 10 weeks of full-time effort (40 hours per week) to their project

        ○ If they hold any other employment or take any courses during the period of their fellowship they must submit a separate document by May 15th detailing their summer obligations and how they will fulfill the goals of their fellowship

        ○ This document must be approved by their project mentor(s) and the director of URP

   • Complete documentation of the summer project throughout the summer and provide the documentation to URP by the end of August or specified deadlines

   • Commit to continuation/extension of their summer projects during the academic year

   • Submit an abstract and present results at both Fall and Spring UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day Program

   • Attend a travel orientation meeting

   • Submit an abstract and present work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) or the University of Wisconsin Symposium

   • Complete a web survey at the end of the academic year

   • If research involves human or animal subjects, you must hold or obtain approval from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Undergraduate Research Program award funds will not be disbursed to you until you provide the appropriate protocol number from ORSP to URP.

        ○ Human Research Compliance Policies and Process

        ○ Animal Research Compliance Policies and Process

If Awarded a Grant, Mentors Must:

   • Provide student(s) with mentorship throughout the research project

   • Provide student(s) with feedback on required abstracts and presentations

   • Complete a web survey at the end of the academic year

Group Grants

Group Grants are designed to support a group of students working on a mentored research project/scholarly activity with one or more faculty/staff mentor(s). The Group Grants are awards of up to $500 per student working on the project. The grant supports research supplies, travel, and publication costs. At the conclusion of the project, the group MUST be committed to an off-campus presentation/competition to present the work of the group.

Although a mentor must apply to receive this grant, it is intended that a group of students work together to complete a research project. Students, reach out to a faculty member if you are looking for a mentor to guide your project!

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The Following Students Are Ineligible:

   • Students who have applied for another Undergraduate Research award (Fall or Spring grant, SURF, RAP, Research Scholars)

   • Students who have received an Undergraduate Research award (Fall or Spring grant, SURF, RAP, Research Scholars)

On the Group Grant Application, make sure to select the "Grants for Faculty and Staff Members" category and pick "Group Grant." All application materials are due by 4pm on the following dates.

   • Fall Group Grant is due October 1st

   • Spring Group Grant is due February 1st

Faculty/Staff submit the following online:

   • Description of the research project/scholarly activity and its merit

   • Expected number of students involved in the project supported by the Group Grant

   • Presentation/competition event at the conclusion of the project (date, location, and other details as appropriate)

   • If this is part of a course, please include the course syllabus (optional)

   • CV of faculty/staff and/or co-leaders

   • Estimated budget of the project

         ○ Project activities can include student(s) not eligible for a Group Grant but budgetary support cannot be requested for such students

         ○ URP contribution to this budget is limited to 30% of the total budget, and cannot exceed $500 times the number of students eligible for support (whichever is lower)

         ○ Budget must include travel for presentation

Projects are reviewed by Undergraduate Research Council members and faculty/staff as needed.

Projects are scored on the following criteria.

   • Clearly outlined project with outlined actions logically connected to research goals, objectives, and outcomes

   • Project is realistic given the time frame and the amount of funding

   • Budget follows guidelines and is cost-effective

Permitted Expenditures:

   • Materials for conducting research project (software, equipment, supplies, etc.)

   • Books (no more than $100.00 per grant)

   • Conference presentation travel

   • Publication fees

Prohibited Expenditures:

   • Salary/wages for students, mentors, and/or participants

   • Furniture

*All materials purchased with grant funds belong to the university. Funds must be spent following university guidelines and within the university's fiscal year. For more information see our Grant Purchasing Page.

   • The student research assistant(s) contributes in tangible and significant ways to the faculty research project and is trained in appropriate research skills

   • The group must present at an off-campus presentation/competition/conference

   • Students participating in the Group Grant are encouraged to present the group's research at Spring Undergraduate Research Day

Research Scholars Program

This program seeks to enhance undergraduate research among new and existing faculty/staff by providing up to $300 per semester or $600 per academic year for faculty/staff to hire one or more undergraduate student research assistant(s). Students get the opportunity to collaborate with a faculty member and further their skills in research. Student research assistants are encouraged to present their results at Undergraduate Research Program Day and consider applying for an URP grant to continue the project as appropriate.

Although a mentor must apply to this program, it is intended that student(s) work with a mentor to complete a research project. Students, reach out to a faculty member if you are looking to work as a research assistant!

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   • New or returning mentors (faculty/staff) are eligible

   • Faculty/staff mentors should be actively engaged in a scholarly or creative project

   • Returning mentors must have at least two years without mentor grant involvement with the Undergraduate Research Program excluding Group Grants

On the Research Scholars Program Application, make sure to select the "Grants for Faculty and Staff Members" category and pick "Research Scholar Program." All application materials are due by 4pm on the following dates.

   • Fall Scholars is due October 1st

   • Spring Scholars is due February 1st

Faculty/Staff submit the following online:

   • 1-2 page proposal with the following information:

        ○ Description of the project for which the research assistant will contribute

        ○ Details on what tasks the research assistant(s) will undertake and an explanation of how this research opportunity will contribute to the research assistant’s understanding of research methods in the applicant’s field

        ○ A description of how the research assistant will be recruited

   • Current CV

   • If you have already identified a potential undergraduate student to serve as a research assistant, please include them as contributing team members on the project in your application.

Projects are reviewed by the Undergraduate Research Program staff and/or council members as needed.

Projects are scored on the following criteria:

   • Application clearly describes the work of the student and relevance to student development

   • The outlined actions are logically connected to research goals, objectives, and outcomes

   • Project is realistic to the time frame, funding amount, and student’s background

   • Project has the potential to lead participating student(s) into future URP grants or student presentations at a future Undergraduate Research Day

   • Each faculty/staff mentor who is awarded a research scholar will select the undergraduate student research assistant, who will be hired through the Undergraduate Research Program

   • The exact terms of employment (i.e. pay rate, number of hours per week, etc.) are to be determined by the mutual agreement between the faculty/staff mentor and the selected student

   • Faculty/staff mentors can decide on a stipend payment to the research assistant(s) or for their pay to be hourly

   • Students do not receive academic credit for being a part of this program

   • All funding must be spent by the third Friday of April

   • Full-year assistantships are only available to Fall term applicants

   • Assistants can be hired through this program for a maximum of one academic year for the entire duration of their college career at UW-Whitewater

   • The student research assistant(s) contributes in tangible and significant ways to the faculty research project and is trained in appropriate research skills

   • For Fall awards, mentors and students are expected to complete a mid-year online survey

   • All recipients are expected to complete an online final survey at the end of the academic year

   • Student Research Assistants are encouraged to present results at Fall Undergraduate Research Day and consider applying for a URP grant to continue the project in the following academic year as appropriate

Travel-Study Grant

The Travel-Study Grant provides funding to all students who are enrolled in an international travel-study course that requires intensive research/scholarly/creative project(s). The grant supports research supplies and group travel costs. The Travel-Study Grant awards up to $500 per student enrolled in the course or 30% of the total budget (whichever is lower). Funds are applied to the group, not individual students. Based on availability of funds and number of qualified applications, the URP Director will determine the final award amount. At the conclusion of the project, the group must be committed to an on-campus presentation and share the results of the research with URP.

Although a mentor must apply to receive this grant, it is intended that students travel abroad to conduct their research. Students, reach out to a faculty member if you are looking to research abroad!

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Students must be enrolled in an international travel-study course that requires intensive research/scholarly/creative project(s) of all students enrolled, irrespective of their individual URP grant status.

On the Travel Study Application, make sure to select the "Grants for Faculty and Staff Members" category and pick "Travel Study Grant." All application materials are due by 4pm on the following dates.

   • For Spring Semester travel (Jan - May): October 1st

   • For Fall Semester travel (Sept - Dec): February 1st

   • For summer travel (June - Aug): Consult with URP Director

Faculty/Staff submit the following online:

   • A clear description of the research/scholarly/creative activities that the students are expected to conduct for their projects, the skills they are expected to gain, and how the activities are aligned with the stated course learning goals.

         ○ An explanation of why such activities must be conducted while traveling abroad as opposed to on-campus or over the internet.

   • A course syllabus showing the percentage of the total course grade that counts towards research/scholarly/creative activities.

         ○ Expected outcomes/artifacts from the research project(s).

         ○ Potential dissemination opportunities, as well as opportunities to sustain the project(s) beyond the specified travel dates.

   • The CV of the faculty/staff leader and any co-leader(s) highlighting relevant experiences, publications, and qualifications to supervise the proposed international project.

   • Expected number of students involved in the course

         ○ For courses with travel dates in January, the student names and IDs should also be included with the application.

         ○ For courses with travel dates in May or later, student names and IDs should be provided to URP in as soon as the final list of registered students is made available.

   • Estimated budget for the trip

         Budget template 

         ○ Equipment or consumables for required course research

         ○ Group travel expenses (no funds will be allocated to individual students)

         ○ URP contribution to this budget is limited to 30% of the total budget, and cannot exceed $500 times the number of students eligible for support (whichever is lower)

Projects are reviewed by Undergraduate Research Council members and faculty/staff as needed.

Projects are scored on the following criteria:

    • Course clearly requires travel for intensive international research/scholarly/creative project(s)

    • Syllabus clearly outlines rigorous research project(s) and the outlined activities are logically connected to course learning objectives and outcomes

    • Project(s) is realistic given the time frame and the amount of funding

    • Budget follows guidelines and is cost-effective

*Based on availability of funds and number of qualified applications, the URP Director will determine the final award amount.

Permitted Expenditures:

    • Materials for conducting research project(s) (software, equipment, supplies, etc.)

    • Group travel expenses (group airfare purchased via Fox World Travel, payment to travel vendors, etc.), to bring down the total cost of the travel study course. No funds will be allocated to individual students

Prohibited Expenditures:

    • Salary/wages for students, mentors, and/or participants

    • Furniture

*All materials purchased with grant funds belong to the university. Funds must be spent following regular university guidelines and within the university's fiscal year. For more information see our Grant Purchasing Page.

If awarded, all students enrolled must:

    • Attend a travel orientation meeting

    • Submit a group abstract and present results at Spring UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day

    • Complete a web survey at the end of the academic year

    • If research will entail or entails human or animal subjects, you must hold or obtain approval from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Undergraduate Research Program award funds will not be disbursed to you until you provide the appropriate protocol number from ORSP to URP.

        Human Research Compliance Policies and Process

        ○ Animal Research Compliance Policies and Process

If awarded a grant, faculty/staff must:

    • Provide students with mentorship throughout the research project

    • Provide students with feedback on required abstracts and presentations

    • Complete a web survey at the end of the academic year

    • Submit a summary of outcomes of the travel-study research projects.

    • Provide representative samples of student research/scholarly/creative artifacts for promotion, display, or other purposes

Other Funding Opportunities


What is it?

   • A thesis-like capstone project is an in-depth and ambitious project typically conducted in the senior year of a student's college career.

   • Provides an additional $500 for each grant.

    • The thesis or thesis-like project must result in an outcome that is significantly greater than the outcomes expected from regular UR projects.

Who is eligible?

   • Students conducting a thesis-like capstone project that need additional financial support (i.e. beyond the normal $500 Undergraduate Research Grant budget).

   • Students can only request one such thesis-like supplement in the course of their college career.

How to submit!

   • Address in a proposal why the proposed project is equivalent to a thesis project in its scope and/or deliverables and thus, merits special consideration for extra funding.

   • A mentor must also address this issue in a letter of support.

   • Appropriate documentation(s) to provide evidence that the project is more advanced than an average project.

   • To apply for this grant, fill out our UR Grant/SURF application and check the appropriate box for this funding!

*One award available per student

What is it?

   • The Discovery Endowment Award supports students who are engaged in course-based research projects.

   • Students enrolled in an Independent Study (Research 498 (R)), Honors Thesis, or a Research Methods course may request up to $500 in approved research-related expenses in addition to the $500 maximum research budget allowed under the Undergraduate Research Grant.

   • The proposed project can be conducted by either single or multiple student investigators (with one student applicant clearly identified as the lead student investigator).

   • All rules governing Undergraduate Research Grant projects apply to recipients of the Discovery Endowment Awards. Only one Discovery Endowment Award may be offered per academic year.

Who is eligible?

   • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (note this is higher than the minimum GPA requirement of a regular Undergraduate Research Grant) as stipulated by the donor of the award.

   • Student must be enrolled in an Independent Study (Research 498 (R)), Honors Thesis, or a Research Methods course.

How to submit!

   • The itemized budget must provide a clear justification for the need of a larger budget (up to $1,000 instead of $500 total).

   • The letter of support from the mentor must clearly indicate the student applicant(s) is enrolled in 498(R) or a specific Research Methods course during the semester of the grant application.

   • To apply for this grant, fill out our UR Grant/SURF application and check the appropriate box for this funding!

What is it?

   • A total of six awards are available per academic year, and each award request can be up to $500 in research budget (on top of any other grant budget request).

   • Applicants are selected among eligible and successful undergraduate research proposals that show high quality of research and justification for increased research budget.

Who is eligible?

   • Biology majors conducting Biological Sciences research.

   • Students with at least a sophomore standing.

   • Students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

How to submit!

   • To apply for this grant, fill out our UR Grant/SURF application and check the appropriate box for this funding!

*If you are interested in applying, please email the Undergraduate Research staff at urp@uww.edu. Applications are reviewed by the URP staff.

Who is eligible?

   • A registered student at UW-Whitewater.

   • All candidates must be a native of Wisconsin (preference given to candidates from Wautoma, WI).

   • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

   • The candidate may be a sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application.

   • Students need an approved faculty mentor as part of URP and must be conducting academic research.

   • The candidate should submit a completed application a semester prior to receiving the scholarship.

Selection process

   • The selection of the candidate(s) will be made by the Director of the Undergraduate Research Program, with input from other appropriate persons with regard to finalist candidates and the criteria below must be adhered to.

   • After finalist candidates are selected, if there is a candidate from Wautoma (Waushara County), that candidate will receive the scholarship.

   • To be considered as a finalist candidate, student(s) must have a superior research project proposal, provide prior evidence to suggest high-caliber work will be completed, and have a demonstrated passion for research.

How to submit!

   • To apply for this grant, fill out our UR Grant/SURF application and check the appropriate box for this funding!

What is it?

   • Up to $800 are available to support travel for each of ten awards in total awarded annually.

   • This award supports and encourages research by our most talented undergraduate researchers.

   • The specific goal of this program is to provide support for students to travel with a faculty mentor to a national, international or (less preferred) regional professional meeting to make a research presentation (either oral or poster).

   • This program is intended to complement the experience students gain by presenting at NCUR through the support of the Undergraduate Research Program. It is particularly suitable for students who have already presented at NCUR.

Who is eligible?

   • Students must be enrolled full-time in a College of Business and Economics major.

   • Applicants must be juniors or seniors.

   • Students need a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

   • Mentors must be on the College of Business and Economics tenure-track, tenured faculty, OR academic staff members holding at least a 50% appointment. If there is an excess of grant applications, the following criteria will be considered in awarding travel grants:

        ○ Student GPA

        ○ Student interest/success in research (participation in the UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Program and work toward a research-based honors thesis are especially relevant here)

        ○ Faculty history of successful mentoring of research students (including student authorship on publications, student conference presentations or other relevant activities)

        ○ Distribution of funds among mentors and departments/programs

        ○ Travel arrangement is cost-effective

How to submit!

   • Requests will be accepted in each academic year from July 15 to March 15.

   • Support for faculty travel should be requested through the College Professional Development Plan, or funded extramurally.

   • Faculty must request funds on behalf of student presenters using the form available here.

   • Please also paste copies of the student's unofficial transcript, student's CV, a description of the research project/scholarly activity to be presented (highlighting the student's role), and a brief mentor CV into the Word file containing the form.

   • Email this file as an attachment to the Undergraduate Research Program (urp@uww.edu) as early as possible. When sending the respective email, please insert "CoBE Student Travel Award Application" in the subject line.

   • The Director will make recommendations to the CoBE Dean Dr. John Chenoweth. Awards will be announced by email as soon as possible.

   • For faculty, all out-of-state travel must receive prior approval from the College. Please use the form provided here and submit it to Dean Dr. John Chenoweth (Hyland Hall 4300B) for approval before out-of-state travel commences. Applicants should NOT finalize travel arrangements (i.e. purchase plane ticket, register for conference, etc.) before approval.

Reimbursement

   • Travel must be completed and reimbursement forms submitted by June 20 of the academic year in question.

   • All reimbursements must follow state and UW System guidelines as described by the UW-Whitewater Travel Information Office.

   • All forms must be turned in the Undergraduate Research Program office, McCutchan 12, via hard copy. Please see our FAQ page for additional information: FAQ.

Contact URP
  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: urp@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1296
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M-Th 9:30am-4:30pm
  • F 9:30am-1:30pm

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  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: rap@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1484
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M 9am-12pm
  • Tu 9:30am-11am, 4pm-5pm
  • Th 9am-12pm