Undergraduate Research

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Undergraduate Internal Research Grant Programs

FLC supports two types of undergraduate research grants: one for travel to present completed work outside Durango, and one to support the research and creative activities themselves. Students may receive no more than two grants total during their time at FLC.

1) The Student Travel Grants program supports student travel to conferences, symposia, design competitions, theatre or music festivals, art exhibits, etc. Student travel grants are designed to support the sharing of completed student work outside Durango.

Student Travel Grants are considered for funding on a rolling deadline - when your work has been accepted for presentation, you may apply. Funding is limited to $800 per student. Students traveling to the same conference should submit one application, and share travel costs (e.g. carpooling, sharing hotel rooms) as much as possible.

In order to apply for Student Travel Grants, please use the following files:

2) FLC Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grants are designed to allow students to complete research or creative activities. Grants may fund research supplies, travel to field sites or archives, supplies to create art works or theatre performances etc. Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grants are available once each semester through a competitive application, and can provide students up to $1000 per student.

The next deadline for grant applications is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (this new deadline provides quick turn-around funding for activities that take place in the spring of 2018). The next deadline (for projects to be completed in summer or fall of 2018) will be March 23 2018. Check back in February for updated forms, but in the interim, you may assume that they will be similar to those linked below.

Please use the following files to assist you in completing the application:

NOTE:  The guidelines for March 2017 grant proposals have been substantially revised.  Review the new guidelines carefully before writing a proposal.

If you have questions about the program that are not answered in the instructions, please contact:

Anne McCarthy
Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences