These funds support academic research and creative activity by St. Cloud State University undergraduate and graduate students. Oversight is provided through guidance by a St. Cloud State University professor, who serves as a faculty sponsor.
Projects must be related to academic program and career objectives and must have a faculty sponsor. If several students are collaborating on a project, they must submit a joint application.
All students accepting an award must agree to present their project at the Student Research Colloquium which is held mid-April each year. The intent to present deadline is February 15th each year. Failure to present at the Student Research Colloquium may require repayment of the Student Research Funds received.
A brief overview of the student research fund application review process will be provided as well as guidance on how to write a better proposal. Come prepared to ask questions related to your specific funding needs.
Three strong sample applications are available to guide students in developing a competitive proposal. Applications reflect research projects from different areas of study and represent a wide range of research topics.