Student Research Fund

These funds 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.

St. Cloud State University may award up to $1,500 for each project with the average award being $550. Approximately 50-60 awards may be made each year. Annually, $30,000 is provided to students by the university to support research projects, travel for research/data collection and travel to give a paper or poster presentation. 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. The project, not the individual students, will receive up to a $1,500 maximum award.

All students accepting an award agree to present their project at the Student Research Colloquium which is held mid-April each year. The intent to present and abstract deadlines are February 15 and March 1, respectively, in each year of the colloquium. Failure to present at the Student Research Colloquium may require repayment of the Student Research Funds received.

Help Sessions for a Well Written Student Research Fund Application

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.

  • TBD

Application Deadlines (Office of Research and Sponsored Programs- AS 210):

  • October 6, 2015 by 4 p.m.
  • January 22, 2016 by 4 p.m.

Research Projects or Travel for Research/Data Collection

  • Materials and supplies
  • Travel to conduct research
  • Any other reasonable needs directly associated with the research project
  • Research Project Proposal (Word format)

Professional Presentation Travel

  • Travel to present at a professional conference - paper or poster presentation
  • Registration fees
  • Any other reasonable needs directly associated with the conference presentation
  • Professional Presentation Travel Proposal (Word format)

Student Research Fund Application Examples

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.

List of Student Research Grants Awarded

FY - 2016 FY - 2015 FY - 2014
FY - 2013 FY - 2012 FY - 2011
FY - 2010 FY - 2009 FY - 2008
FY - 2007 FY - 2006 FY - 2005



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