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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. 

 

Internal Funding for Students

Student Travel Award

Student Research Awards

Graduate Student Assistantships

 


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 

Templates

Submission Process

Only applications submitted online via submittable will be accepted for review. You will need receipts and or invoices. This includes registration fees, lodging, mileage, etc.)

submit
 

 

 

Close Out Process

 

If you are awarded, you will be sent an additional form via submittable for any remaining information needed to process reimbursement. 

 

 

 


 Student Research Awards


 

 Undergraduate Research Award

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.

Students Eligible:  Main campus degree seeking undergraduate students

Award: Up to $1,000

 

Guidelines

  1. Guidelines

Submission Process

Only applications submitted online via submittable will be accepted for review.

 

submit

 

Graduate Research Award

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.

Students Eligible:  Main campus degree seeking graduate students

Award: Up to $1,000

Guidelines

  1. Guidelines

Submission Process

Only applications submitted online via submittable will be accepted for review. 

submit

 

Student Research Award Recipients Guide 

The information below is if you received the Undergraduate Research Award or the Graduate Student Research Award. 

 

  • Use of Research Funds

    Use of Research funds

    1. These funds are to be used only for the purposes stated in proposal and budget. It is understood that these funds will be used for such purposes substantially in accordance with the approved budget. It is also understood that no substantial variances, including the timing of expenditures, will be made from the approved budget without the Office of Research and Graduate Studies’ prior approval in writing. 

    Unused funds

    1. Any funds not expended or committed for the purpose of your approved project by May 31, 2018 will not roll over to the next fiscal year. All purchase and check requisitions will cease on April 30, 2018. Anything submitted after the April 30th deadline must have prior approval.

    Additional Funding Sources

    1. If you received additional funds from other sources for the same project, this includes departmental funds, please notify the Sponsored Projects Coordinator. 

    Re-Budgeting

    1. In general, Student recipients are allowed a certain degree of latitude to re-budget within and between budget categories to meet unanticipated needs and to make other types of post-award changes. Written approval is required for budget modifications. Recipients shall immediately notify the Sponsored Projects Coordinator of developments that have a significant impact on the award-supported activities. Also, notification shall be given in the case of problems, delays, or adverse conditions which materially impair the ability to meet the objectives of the award. This notification shall include a statement of the action taken or contemplated, and any assistance needed to resolve the situation. 

    Tax Status

    1. The University of the Incarnate Word is a tax exempt organization. For any purchases that will require reimbursement, please use the tax exempt form
  • Regulatory Compliance 

    Before any funds can be dispersed, projects requiring regulatory compliance must have an approval letter from the appropriate review board.

    Please visit our Research Compliance website for more information. 

  • Ordering Supplies with your Award

    Purchase Order (PO) or Check Request Process

    Obtain a quote or invoice from the vendor for the items that you would like to purchase. The quote or invoice should provide:

    1. The vendor’s name
    2. The item and the description
    3. The quantity requesting
    4. The total cost including shipping and freight charges

    * If the item is from Amazon, you may send a screen shot of your cart and submit it in pdf format with the ASIN numbers of the product. 

    1. Submit the electronic Purchase Order or Check Request Form 

    Process After Request

    1. The Sponsored Projects Coordinator will review the quote and ensure it is within the parameters of your award (if it is an allowable cost). The Sponsored Projects Coordinator also ensures that the vendor is within the UIW system. If not a W9 from the company must be obtained.
    2. The request then gets entered into Banner and is reviewed and approved by the Dean of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
    3. Once approved, Purchasing reviews it and generates a purchase order (PO).
    4. Once the purchase order is received, the Sponsored Projects Coordinator follows up with the vendor to submit the order. 

    Receiving the Purchased Items

    Purchased items are delivered to the Sponsored Projects’ office, unless they are chemicals which are sent to the laboratory. Please provide a good contact number to ensure that once items arrive, a pick up or delivery time can be arranged.

 

To order supplies with your award, use the following request form: 

Purchase Order (PO) or Check Request Form

 


Graduate Student Assistantships


 

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

The purpose of this program is to provide institutional financial support to graduate students within the context of a mentored research experience, the award is restricted to graduate students who are:

  • Regularly enrolled in either a master’s or doctoral program
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • 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)

This award may not be combined with other tuition discounts.

Award: $2,820 to student account per semester (Fall and/or Spring) 

Current GRA Openings

  • Modern Languages-Dr. Tallon 

     

    Department:  Modern Languages

    Supervisor:   Dr. Michael Tallon

    Supervisor E-mail: tallon@uiwtx.edu

     

     

    GeneraJob Description/Qualifications:

    The goal of the proposed research is to investigate the beliefs of Spanish heritage students about learning a foreign language. Participants have already completed the Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) (Horwitz, 1988). The Graduate Research Assistant will have two main tasks: (1) Input the data from the student questionnaires into an Excel file and produce basic descriptive statistics; and (2) conduct a literature review on student beliefs about language learning and produce an annotated bibliography of 25-30 journal articles (and, if time, conduct a literature review on foreign language anxiety from the past 10 years and produce an annotated bibliography of 15 journal articles). (10 hours per week; 150 hours per semester) 

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    1. Input the data from student questionnaires into an Excel file and produce basic descriptive statistics.
    2. Conduct a literature review on student beliefs about language learning and produce an annotated bibliography of 25-30 journal articles.
    3. If time, conduct a literature review on foreign language anxiety from the past 10 years and produce an annotated bibliography of 15 journal articles. 

    The successful candidate must demonstrate the following abilities:

    1. Basic computer skills and familiarity with Excel
    2. Basic knowledge of descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, frequencies)
    3. Conduct a literature review and write an annotated bibliography

    Skills Required 

    1. Basic computer skills and familiarity with Excel
    2. Ability to read journal articles and write an annotated bibliography

    Learning Outcomes

    1.  Basic research skills (work with questionnaires to input data into an Excel file and produce descriptive statistics)
    2.  Conduct a thorough literature review and write an annotated bibliography

    The 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 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 enrollment)
  • Nursing- Dr. Tilton

    Department:  Nursing

    Supervisor:   Dr. Kathleen Tilton

    Supervisor E-mail: ktilton@uiwtx.edu

     

    GeneraJob Description/Qualifications:

    Project Purpose: This project will add to nursing education nursing knowledge in providing documentation of a comprehensive review of literature regarding current practices in baccalaureate nursing programs in the Unites States with regards to integration of the role of the RN in chronic illness care throughout a curriculum. The survey data on current practices will provide a source of information that establishes a summary of current practices in the United States baccalaureate nursing programs in this regard. The completed comprehensive review of literature would result in the next step of the research process to develop a data collection tool and to collect data regarding chronic illness care integration in baccalaureate nursing programs across the county.  

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    1. Assist in comprehensive search of literature and documentation of search process
    2. Assist in review of key sources identified and documentation of findings.
    3. Assist in the analysis of the findings.
    4. Assist in writing the review of literature.
    5. Assist in the development of abstracts.

    The successful candidate must demonstrate the following abilities:

    1. Search databases for evidence-based literature.
    2. Work as an integral member of a research team.
    3. Read and write in English clearly and professionally.

    The 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 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 enrollment)

 

  Submission Process

  • To apply for a GRA position, please submit the application below and include your resume and cover letter as attachments. 

 

 


 

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)

 

Submission Process

Application cycle is now closed. 

  

 


For more information contact:

Dr. Trinidad Macias

Sponsored Projects Coordinator

trmacias@uiwtx.edu

(210) 805-2539