Research and Sponsored Programs

Student Grants

Scholarly Project and Professional Presentation Travel applications are considered. Proposal in both categories must be related to academic program and career objectives and must be supervised by a faculty mentor.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and admitted to a major at the time of application and during the period funds are expended.
  • Projects must be related to academic program and career objectives and requires you to have a faculty mentor.
  • Collaborative projects involving two or more students, can submit only one joint application.
  • Receiving additional funding from internal or external sources does not affect a student’s eligibility.
  • Submissions to both categories in the same round is strongly discouraged, applicants should apply for presentation funds once their research is completed or near completed, unless strong justification can be made for requesting funds for both at the same time.

Deadline and submission instructions

  • Deadline: February 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
  • Applications must be typed, signed by student applicant(s) and faculty sponsor(s), and complete upon submission.
  • Proposals need to be submitted electronically through the Proposals SharePoint portal by the deadline date and time.

Scholarly Projects

The purpose is to support academic research and creative activity by St. Cloud State undergraduate and graduate students under the direction of a St. Cloud State faculty or staff member. Applicants may apply for up to $1,000 to support materials and supplies, travel to conduct research and other reasonable needs directly associated with the research project.

Scholarly grant materials and submission requirements

Proposals need to be submitted electronically through our Proposals SharePoint portal. (Login using your Star ID and Password.)

In addition to the information required in SharePoint, the following attachments must be completed and uploaded in PDF format for submission.

  • Completed and signed application
  • Budget Spreadsheet
  • Budget justification documentation (i.e. quotes or verification of item within the budget)
  • Evaluation Form (To be completed by a review panel committee.)

Budgetary guidelines

  • The maximum award for a project is $1,000. The project, not the individual students, can receive up to the maximum award.
  • Requests for equipment purchases (equal to or more than $500) need to provide a quote as well as justification such as existing capabilities at St. Cloud State, why the equipment requested is essential to the project and how the various parts are important to the whole project.
  • Technology purchases must be purchased through Husky Tech.
  • Funds must be spent by the project end date indicated on the application or by the end of the current fiscal year, whichever is earlier, and may not be incurred prior to July 1 of the current fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). No carry forward allowed.
  • All funds must be spent in accordance with normal university and State of MN procedures and spent within the fiscal year the award is made and follow fiscal year-end spending deadlines.

Allowed costs

  • Materials and supplies (will remain property of St. Cloud State University)
  • Technology (needs to be purchased through Husky Tech and will remain property of St. Cloud State University)
  • Travel required to conduct scholarly project
  • Any other reasonable needs directly associated with the research project

Disallowed costs

  • Retroactive expenses from prior fiscal year
  • Faculty activity or travel
  • Student stipends are normally not funded
  • Gift cards
  • Sales tax
  • Study abroad programs
  • Digital recorders can be checked out at the University Library or Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Poster printing or tubes for Huskies Showcase

Professional Presentation Travel

The purpose is to support travel to present scholarly work by St. Cloud State undergraduate and graduate students under the direction of a St. Cloud State faculty or staff member at professional conferences. Applicants accepted to present at a professional conference may apply for up to $500 to support registration fees and other reasonable associated expense. While we strongly encourage group proposals, the funding available will likely limit out-of-state travel to no more than one person awarded per group.

Professional presentations grant materials

Proposals need to be submitted electronically through our Proposals SharePoint portal. (Login using your Star ID and Password.)

In addition to the information required in SharePoint, the following attachments must be completed and uploaded in PDF format for submission.

  • Completed and signed application
  • Budget Spreadsheet
  • Budget justification documentation (i.e. quotes or verification of item within the budget)
  • Conference presentation acceptance documentation
  • Evaluation Form (To be completed by a review panel committee.)

Budgetary guidelines

  • The maximum award for a project is $500. The project, not the individual students, can receive up to the maximum award.
  • Mileage reimbursement must follow St. Cloud State's approved mileage rates at the time of travel. Details regarding mileage are available from Business Services.
  • Funds must be spent by the project end date indicated on the application or by the end of the current fiscal year, whichever is earlier, and may not be incurred prior to July 1 of the current fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). No carry forward allowed.
  • All funds must be spent in accordance with normal university and State of MN procedures and spent within the fiscal year the award is made and follow fiscal year-end spending deadlines.

Allowed costs

  • Travel to present at professional conferences
    • Registration fees
    • Up to $50 toward off-campus conference presentation/material costs (poster costs, technology hookup at conference, etc.)
  • Other reasonable needs directly associated with conference presentations

Disallowed costs

  • Hotel costs and per-diems
  • Retroactive expenses from prior fiscal year
  • Faculty activity or travel
  • Student stipends are normally not funded
  • Gift cards
  • Sales tax
  • Study abroad programs
  • Digital recorders can be checked out at Miller Center or Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Poster printing or tubes for Huskies Showcase