Grant Application and Guidelines
The Undergraduate Research Grant Program was established in 2005 to encourage Mount Aloysius College undergraduate students and faculty mentors to engage in research by defraying some of the cost associated with such endeavors. Research, in this context, is broadly defined and will include projects from all disciplines. Students, under direction of department faculty, should develop research projects that contribute new or supportive knowledge with content in their discipline.
- Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at Mount Aloysius College.
- Faculty mentors must be faculty of Mount Aloysius College.
Use of funds
- Individual grants of up to $150 will be issued. Awarded monies will be distributed on a reimbursement basis. Upon approval of the project by the UR committee, the student or faculty member pays for the items, and then submits receipts to the Committee chair. The exception to this is items that cannot be purchased directly but require departmental purchase, in which case the faculty member should follow typical purchase procedure, then contact the UR committee chair.
- Typically, each student doing research in one course would not apply individually, but rather the class would develop one funding proposal for consideration. In such cases, merit for awards above $150 would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Funds may be used for supplies, equipment, software, fees and travel to and from a research site (travel will be covered at $0.40/mile). Such items purchased with these funds will remain property of Mount Aloysius College.
- Funds may not be used for stipends or reimbursement for services.
Faculty Mentor(s) must:
- Complete the project as described
- Submit a project summary including the final outcomes and expenditures of the project after completion,
- Submit the completed project at the next Undergraduate Research symposium at Mount Aloysius College, held each April.
- Supervise all aspects of the project
- Guarantee compliance with established human participant and biosafety requirements
- Certify that students are adequately trained to complete the project as described and
- Assure completion of all required documents.
Any project using human participants must be approved by the Mount Aloysius College Institutional Review Board. See http://www.mtaloy.edu/academics/research/research_humanparticipants.dot for more information.