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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. 

 


 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)
  2. Group Attendee list 

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.

Apply

 

  


 Graduate Student Research Awards


 

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 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)

Guidelines

  1. Guidelines

Submission Process

Only applications submitted online will be accepted for review.  

Apply

 

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) provide faculty with research assistance for their scholarly endeavors leading to publication and institutional financial support to graduate students with the context of a mentored research experience.

Award: $2,500 per semester to student account

Guidelines

  1. Guidelines

Submission Process 

The current GRA award cycle is closed. Applications will re-open in the fall semester. 

 

 

 


For more information contact:

Dr. Trinidad Macias

Sponsored Projects Coordinator

trmacias@uiwtx.edu

(210) 805-2539