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Student Research and Travel


Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) is an on-campus organization that provides many services for students, one of which is awarding funds to support student research. They offer a substantial amount of money, which provides funding for both undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activities. The application process has become increasingly competitive, so ASI recommends that students read through each page of the application thoroughly in order to ensure it is understood completely and properly. ASI is an invaluable resource to students, so make sure to visit the ASI website to take advantage of what they offer.



Due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), the CSU Chancellor's Office has suspended all non-essential domestic and international student travel until further notice.

As a result, the Office of Student Research (OSR) will not be reviewing or awarding ASI Student Research and Travel (SRT) Grants for conference or research-related travel until further notice from campus administration.

For students who received ASI SRT travel funding that is no longer able to travel to conferences or to conduct research due to this restriction and/or event cancellations, please work with your hotel and flight companies and conference organizers to receive a refund for your already paid travel expenses and conference registration fees. If you are unable to receive adequate refund or reimbursement, you will need to provide documentation from each source indicating that they are not able to reimburse you, along with your receipts, to the OSR. We will make every effort to process your reimbursement.

Please note that we will continue to accept applications for Research Supplies.

Please contact the OSR at if you have any questions or concerns

Award Details

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. Funds are made available through Associated Students Incorporated and Instructionally Related Programs.


Applicants must be enrolled during the quarter in which they are applying for funding. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; graduates must have a 3.0 GPA.


Application Opens: August 17th, 2020
Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Please find the application deadlines below: 

  • September 20th
  • October 20th
  • November 20th 
  • January 20th 
  • February 20th
  • March 20th 
  • April 20th 



Congratulations to all  Student Research & Travel Awardees for 2018-2019!