Apply for undergraduate research grants

Our Internal Grants program provides Supply Grants for students to conduct research, design, and/or creative projects and Travel Grants for students to present their work at a conference or exhibition. In 2023/24, 142 FLC undergraduates received:


in Supply Grants


in Travel Grants

  • Supply Grants
  • Travel Grants
Supply Grants

Supply Grants allow students to carry out research or creative activities under the guidance of a mentor. Grants can fund research supplies, travel to field sites or archives, supplies to create artworks or theatre performances, and more. Supply Grants are available through a competitive application and can provide up to $1000 per student.

Students can apply for one Supply Grant per semester and may receive a maximum of $2000 in funding during their time at FLC. This is dependent on available funding.

Just-In-Time funding

For students with a one-semester senior seminar or research project. Typically, students applying for this grant type will prepare a proposal in the first weeks and complete work in the same term.

The next JIT Grant deadline is September 23, 2024

Apply for a JIT Supply Grant

Term-To-Term funding

For students with a two-term senior seminar or research project. Typically, students applying for this grant spend much of their first term researching and preparing a proposal to complete work the following term.

The next TTT Grant deadline is October 28, 2024

Apply for a TTT Supply Grant

Travel Grants

Travel Grants allow students to present or perform at a conference, symposium, design competition, theatre or music festival, art exhibit, etc. Travel grants support sharing completed student work outside Durango in official, professional settings.

Travel Grant applications are considered for funding on a rolling deadline; students may apply after their work has been accepted for presentation. Students traveling to the same conference should submit one application, share travel costs (e.g., carpooling, sharing hotel rooms), and limit expenses as much as possible.

Funding is limited to $800 per student per semester.

Apply for a Travel Grant

Pay It Forward Grants

Pay It Forward Grants provide $4000 stipends to students and $1000 stipends to faculty to build mentor-based relationships and work on projects that help reduce the community & global burdens of disease. This funding is made available through the Intuitive Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the medical device company that makes the da Vinci robot.

We hope to offer this type of grant again in AY 24-25!

Contact us

Christine Smith, Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Phone: 970-852-5190

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