Undergraduate Research Grants
MSI is pleased offer San Juan Mountain Undergraduate Research Funds to Fort Lewis College Students!
2014 Application Information Will be Available in January, 2014
Since 2005 MSI has offered grant funding for students to conduct studies in the San Juan Mountain region of southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, USA. The goals of the program are to support the education and career development of students via research opportunities, and provide needed data and information pertaining to important issues and problems in the San Juan Mountain region.
Thanks to generous donations from community members in the San Juans, MSI will offer 3-5 grants for up to $500 each.
New in 2013, students will submit Undergraduate Student Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant Program application available below or from FLC's School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. Information for 2014 grant applications will be available in January 2014.
Who is eligible?
- Currently registered Fort Lewis College students, carrying 12+ credit hours average per semester for past 3 terms and a 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Students enrolled in a course that requires a research activity to graduate
- The project must in some way advance the knowledge of the San Juan Mountains region
What kinds of costs will be considered for funding?
- Student supplies and materials expenses; Printing & publication costs
- Equipment purchases (items must remain with FLC department or MSI)
- Student travel to national and regional meetings to present work (must show acceptance paperwork)
- Registration fees and/or travel for participation in conferences
- Other purposes for which a compelling case can be made
How can I apply for this funding?
Complete Undergraduate Student Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant Program application available from FLC's School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences by following directions explicitly. Proposal may be partially funded at the discretion of the committee. The reviewers expect the proposals to be authored by the student or group of students. Plagiarism of the faculty mentor’s grant proposal or another student’s proposal will disqualify the proposal with identical language. Proposals require a letter of support from your research advisor, and approval from the department chair.
What are the deadlines for submission of these proposals?
The deadline for submission of proposals for research & scholarly projects is March 22nd by 5 p.m.. Submit proposals to Cheryl Betka, Berndt Hall, Room 240. Note: Incomplete proposals, or lacking signatures will not be considered.
Who will review my proposal, and when will I hear about funding?
The Mountain Studies Institute Education/Research Committee will serve as the selection committee for these awards. Students will be notified of funding decision three weeks from submittal deadline. Please direct questions to MSI, 730 Berndt Hall, 970-382-6908 or via email at email@example.com.