Student Research Opportunities
STUDENT RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM AND RESEARCH FUNDS
St. Cloud State University's annual campus-wide Student Research Colloquium promotes research, scholarship and creative works in collaboration with faculty as a vital component of higher education. Each semester, the university provides Student Research Funds to support academic research and creative activity by St. Cloud State University undergraduate and graduate students under the direction of a St. Cloud State University faculty member. All students accepting an award agree to present their project at the Student Research Colloquium which is held mid-April each year. Additional information can be found on the Student Research Colloquium website.
OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The U.S. Department of Education, through the Office of Postsecondary Education Programs, has grant opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students. See their website for further information.
OTHER GRANTS OR SCHOLARSHIPS
Please note this web page does not list every grant or scholarship opportunity available from external sources or internally through the university. As we become aware of student funding opportunities, these potential funding sources will be included below:
- National Research Council of the National Academies (2010 deadlines: 2/1, 5/1, 8/1 and 11/1)
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
St. Cloud State University requires all research activities involving human subjects—whether or not supported by Federal funds—to comply with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46). According to this policy, research activities that intervene in people’s lives, observe human behavior, or use data obtained directly or indirectly from living individuals must be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board to ensure that:
- risks to subjects will be minimized and reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits;
- informed consent will be obtained from subjects and appropriately documented; and
- the privacy and safety of subjects will be maintained.