Student Research

The goal of the Student Research Fund is to provide support to undergraduate and graduate students for expenses incurred in conducting and disseminating research and other scholarship or creative activities.  This program requires multiple contributors (mentor, department, college’s dean) to share in the funding costs of all requests and there are limitations on the amount the Graduate School can allocate to each student.  Please read the Student Research Proposal Guidelines before completing an application.

Applicant Requirements

The undergraduate student must have at least a 2.0 GPA and the graduate student a 3.0 GPA and be a registered student with the University of Central Arkansas for the semesters in which the research/travel is to take place.  Students who graduate will not be able to access the funds after the date of their graduation.  A student can receive no more than one award for one project or event per academic year.  Awarded amounts are determined by the merit of the proposal, the amount contributed by other sources, and on a first come, first served basis.

  • Students who receive funds must submit a report on their research activity within two weeks of the travel or project completion. Sample Student Research Report.
  • If funding is approved, the department must complete and submit a supplies & services form to the Graduate School in order for the monies to be transferred prior to requisitioning for supplies or travel.

Application Procedure

  1. Read the Student Research Proposal Guidelines.
  2. Prepare the proposal documents as outlined in the guidelines.
    • Complete the Student Research Fund Request form.  This form and the supporting proposal documents (as outlined in the the guidelines) must be submitted for approval by the faculty mentor,  department chair, college dean, and Graduate Dean, in that order.
    • Complete the Student Research Fund Budget Form for inclusion in the proposal.