Innovative Media & Technologies Graduate Research Award
The campus technology innovation lab, the Extended Reality for Learning (xREAL) with Information Technology Services (ITS), provides support, research opportunities, and faculty mentorship for graduate students who are interested in conducting research with, or writing about, immersive media (virtual and augmented reality, 360-degree video), programming with Unity and Unreal, 3D modeling and printing, machine learning, motion capture, and other leading-edge technologies that have practical applications in the classroom.
This graduate research award offered by the xREAL Lab in collaboration with OSR, will provide support for up to five graduate students per semester to conduct research with or about any of the technologies available in the Lab under the direction of their regular advisor or independent study supervisor. The award amount is $1,500 per semester, for a total of up to two semesters.
Applications for the Innovative Media & Technologies Research Grant will be competitively evaluated by the OSR Awards Committee. The quality of the student research or creative activity (RCA) experience will be a determining factor in being selected. The number of awards depends on the budget and the funds available to the OSR each year. To learn more about the XReal Lab, please visit:
- Graduate students must be in good academic standing (all disciplines are eligible)
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0
- The topic of their research must be related to immersive media use (virtual and augmented reality, 360-degree video), programming for virtual reality, practical uses of machine learning, motion capture, 3D modeling, brain-machine interfaces, or other leading-edge technologies of potential use in education. All disciplines are eligible.
- All projects involving human subjects and/or vertebrate animals must submit proof of Institutional Review Board and/or Institutional Animal Care.
Please note the topic of research must be related to immersive media use (virtual and augmented reality, 360-degree video), programming for virtual reality, practical uses of machine learning, motion capture, 3D modeling, brain-machine interfaces, or other leading-edge technologies of potential use in education.
The following submission guidelines should be followed:
- Applications are due by November 6th, 2023, by 11:59 PM for the Fall 2023 semester.
- Application and proposal submission must be submitted online through InfoReady.
- Please select the grant to which you are applying,
- Log in with your MyCoyote ID,
- Complete application
- The application must be 6 pages in length.
- All supporting documentation should be submitted at the time of the application submission.
- Letter of support from your faculty advisor.
Proposals will only be accepted through InfoReady and must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
- The proposal file must be uploaded in PDF format.
- The applicant’s name(s) should appear only on the cover page.
- Please use Times New Roman or Arial font at 12-point size.
- The right and left margins must be no smaller than 0.75 inches. Top and bottom margins must be no smaller than 1 inch.
- Please number the pages consecutively beginning with the cover sheet.
- The complete document must contain the items below and, in the order, given.
Application Opens: September 4th, 2023
Application Closes: November 6th, 2023