The Texas A&M University-Commerce Undergraduate Grant Program offers support for research and creative activities. This competitive program is sponsored by the President’s Office, the Provost for Academic Affairs, the Vice-President for Student Access and Success, and the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies.
The grant competition is comprised of two separate competitions: the Undergraduate Research Grant Competition and the Undergraduate Research Travel Grant Competition.
The Undergraduate Research Grant Competition is held to assist undergraduate students who may require funding as they pursue research or creative activities. Proposed funds can be used for the purchase of equipment, software licenses, printing, postage, data searches, and data collection. Students may request a maximum of $500. These funds cannot be used to pay student wages or for travel. Funds must be used by June 1, 2015 and processed by August 1, 2015.
To apply, students must submit a proposal that includes the methodology to be used, expected outcomes, and funding requirements. The proposal must be readable and well-organized, and give sufficient details about what the project intends to accomplish, procedures for accomplishing the goal(s), clear statement of rationale for these procedures, realistic and itemized budget information, and clear time lines for completing the project. The proposed project should demonstrate intellectual merit, and contribute to artistic, scholarly, or literary creativity.
The webpage contains the Complete Guidelines for the Application. Click HERE to visit the page.
Summary guidelines and a checklist are on the application form (application form link ). This form is a fill-in that can be printed when complete. Students should scan this Application along with the Proposal and other required documentation and email as instructed below.
Incomplete applications, including those without a faculty advisor signature, will not be considered.
Interested individuals should submit an electronic copy of the application and supporting documents to [email protected]. (Hardcopies will be accepted but will be scanned and sent to the Committee electronically.) The Application Signature page must be submitted in hard copy to Julie Russell in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (2nd floor of Library, Room 225). Both must be received by 5:00 pm Friday, September 19, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Russell at [email protected] or 903-886-5963.
The Undergraduate Research Travel Grant Competition provides funding for undergraduate students presenting their research at a conference. Proposed funds can only be used for travel to an academic conference at which a student is presenting their work. Verification of the applicant’s role (for example, a formal acceptance letter or email; the relevant page of conference program) must be documented. If the applicant has not received confirmation, an explanation must be provided. All awards, even if approved by the committee, will not be granted or paid until a confirmation document is received. Funds must be used by May 15, 2015 and processed by July 1, 2015.
Grants are competitive and are awarded based upon availability of funding. Grant awards are application specific and cannot be transferred from one event/location to another without prior approval of the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for Research.
To apply for a Research Travel Grant, students must submit:
- Completed application form (2-page form)
- Verification of their work’s acceptance at the conference/professional proceedings
- One page abstract describing the research or the project
- Documentation of estimates for each travel expenses requested, except meals. If travel occurred before the Grant Application period, students must provide receipts (copies) for each expense requested, including meals, with the application. (Original receipts must accompany the request for reimbursement)
Guidelines and a checklist are on the Application Form (application form located here ). This form is a fill-in that can be printed when complete. Students should scan this Application along with their Abstract and other required documentation and email as instructed below.
The application form is not complete without the advisor’s signature.
Interested individuals should submit an electronic copy of the application to [email protected]. No original receipts accepted, please make copies. (Hardcopies will be accepted but will be scanned and sent to the Committee electronically.) The Application Signature page must be submitted in hard copy to Julie Russell in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (2nd floor of Library, Room 225). All documents must be received by 5:00 pm Friday, September 19.