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The OSR facilitates students' engagement in research and creative activities by providing funding resources. The OSR provides funding to both undergraduate and graduate students to travel, purchase materials, develop innovative research projects, and assist with the completion of their thesis, project or dissertation.


Undergraduate Student Grants

The OSR Undergraduate Student Grant is designed to fund costs associated with faculty mentors, student-based research projects or creative activities outside the classroom.

SSI Graduate Student Culminating Grant

This program is designed for graduate students completing a thesis, project, or dissertation. Funds from the Graduate Scholars Grant Writing Program, if awarded, must be used to support recipients’ thesis, project, or dissertation research or professional development activities.

Student Research & Travel

This program encourages and supports both undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activities by providing funding to support student research, as well as travel-related to academic growth and development. Students may use the funding to conduct research for an independent study, an academic course, honor’s project, or master’s thesis project, to present at a conference or attend a conference. 

Outstanding Student Researcher Award

The award is designed to acknowledge one graduate and undergraduate student who has demonstrated exemplary scholastic work in both their academics and research within any field.