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Internal Funding for Students

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides funding opportunities for main campus students to conduct, present, and be involved in research. For detailed information on award guidelines, eligibility, and the application checklist, view the electronic award guides.

Funding for students depends on the amount of applications submitted and the available budget. Preference is given to applicants who have not yet been awarded within the academic year. Only applications submitted online using the appropriate link will be reviewed. 

List of the internal funding for students:

 


Student Travel Award


The Student Travel Award supports both graduate and undergraduate students that have been accepted to meetings or events sponsored by professional organizations for the purpose of reporting the results of research, exhibiting or performing creative works, or otherwise disseminating results of their scholarly activity. 

Students Eligible:  Main campus degree seeking Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Award: Up to $800

Guidelines 

  1. Guidelines
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Templates

  1. Traveler Profile (if you are requesting airfare)

Submission Process

Only applications submitted online will be accepted for review. 

 

Individual Application

Apply

 

Group Application

Two or more students are attending and presenting at the same conference. This application will require designation of a primary communication contact for all related material. 

Apply as a Group

 

Close Out Process

If you applied and were awarded before travel, once you return please submit the Expense Report to begin the reimbursement process. 

If you have already attended but did not apply for an award, please submit an application. 

Submit an Expense Report

 

 


 Undergraduate Student Research Award


 

Undergraduate Research Fund

The Undergraduate Research Award supports and encourages mentored scholarly research, scientific inquiry, and inventive technology. This award is for undergraduate students who are conducting research projects and need financial assistance for necessary materials to begin, collect data, and share completed research. Costs for projects include subscriptions to software for data collection and/or data analysis; publication costs; materials such as lab supplies; or other costs for research related materials that are not available at the university and are necessary to complete the research project.

Award: Up to $1,200

Guidelines

  1. Guidelines

Submission Process

Only applications submitted online will be accepted for review. 

Apply

 

  


Graduate Student Research Award


 

Graduate Research 

The Graduate Research Award supports students engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/ creative activity and is intended to help students pay extraordinary or unusual costs incurred in research projects. Costs for projects include subscriptions to software for data collection and/or data analysis; publication costs; materials such as lab supplies; or other costs for research related materials that are not available at the university and are necessary to complete the research project.

Award: Up to $1,000

Guidelines

  1. Guidelines

Submission Process

Only applications submitted online will be accepted for review. 

Apply

 

 


Graduate Student Opportunities


 

Graduate Assistant (GA) 

Graduate Assistant positions (GAs) are awarded to outstanding UIW graduate students to provide services in support of the University mission and the Graduate Dean’s Strategic Initiatives of community matters, mission continues, and globalization for peace. 

The aim of these strategic initiatives is, in collaboration with university and community stakeholders, to address common challenges in graduate education by enriching the experiences of graduate students through intentional programming, curriculum integration, and community partnerships.

Award: Up to 6 hours of tuition support per semester (12 hours per academic year)

GA Description

  • GA Description 

    Department: Office of Research and Graduate Studies

    Location: Administration Building, Suite 1A

    Supervisor: Dr. Osman Ozturgut, Dr. Ana Wandless-Hagendorf

    Supervisor Phone: (210) 805-3036           

    Supervisor E-mail: wandless@uiwtx.edu                 

     

    A completed application includes the following:

    1.     Application Form

    2.     CV or Resume

    3.     Cover letter indicating which of the three Graduate Dean’s Strategic Initiatives you would like to support; what skills, preparation, and experience you can contribute; and what you anticipate you will learn and gain from your participation in this program. (1 page) 

    4.     Academic writing sample such as a literature review, research proposal, or other work. (no more than 15 pages)

     

    Job Title:                                 Graduate Assistant               

    Pay Rate:                                 12 hours tuition paid (6 hours per semester for two semesters), at the

                                               graduate level rate of $885 per credit hour

     

    General Job Description/Qualifications:

    Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are awarded to outstanding UIW graduate students to provide program development, research, and writing services in support of the University mission and the Graduate Dean’s Strategic Initiatives.

    Interested students will apply to one of the three initiatives: Community Matters, Mission Continues, or Globalization for Peace. The initiative to which GSAs are appointed will be closely related to the student’s area of academic and career interest.

    The aim of these strategic initiatives is, in collaboration with university and community stakeholders, to address common challenges in graduate education by enriching the experiences of graduate students through intentional programming, curriculum integration, and community partnerships.

    ·       Community Matters Initiative

    The aim of this initiative is to facilitate and improve graduate student engagement through collaborating with communities, from local to global, within and outside the university.

    ·       Mission Continues Initiative

    The aim of this initiative is to improve the experiences of graduate students through planning and implementing activities that focus on the UIW Mission.

    ·       Globalization for Peace Initiative

    The aim of this initiative is to address the challenges confronting the world by finding collective solutions that promote and facilitate peace—through internationalization of the curriculum and of related learning outcomes, through affirming intentionality in international student engagement, and through opportunities for discussion with graduate student population at UIW.

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

     

    The initiative to which GAs are appointed will be closely related to the student’s area of academic and career interest. The GA will be expected to work 20 hours per week during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters on the development of programmatic service activities, writing, and research projects in support of the Dean’s Initiatives. GAs must be highly motivated and will be expected to complete projects within predetermined timelines with minimal supervision

    The successful candidate must demonstrate the following abilities:

    1.     Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing

    2.     Ability to organize time and tasks efficiently

    3.     Understanding of UIW’s mission and the needs of UIW’s graduate student population

    4.     Ability to think creatively and take initiative

    5.     Ability to work independently and in small groups

    6.     Desire to develop knowledge and skills related to graduate student engagement 

    This position is restricted to graduate students who are:

    1.     Regularly enrolled in either a master’s or doctoral program

    2.     In good academic standing with the University

    3.     Enrolled in at least six hours in the semester or session in which that the appointment occurs (doctoral students in dissertation writing who have completed their minimum dissertation enrollment and are on “continuous enrollment” status may meet this requirement with one hour of enrollment)

    Preference will be given to applicants who display financial need.

     

    Specific Skills Required:

    1.     Microsoft Office suite

Submission Process

Currently all GA positions have been filled. Please check back for future openings. 

 


For more information contact:

Dr. Trinidad Macias

Sponsored Projects Coordinator

trmacias@uiwtx.edu

(210) 805-2539