An education in computing and information is empowering, as it enables you to explore and contribute to the solution of problems within and at the confluence of the world’s complex and interacting natural, social, and engineered systems. Our undergraduate program offer a variety of opportunities for you to pursue innovative research as part of your degree. SCI offers several opportunities to help offset the costs associated with pursuing research and creative efforts.

Funding Opportunities

Summer Scholars

For summer 2019, the Summer Scholars program provides a $2,000 stipend to pursue faculty-guided research and creative efforts during the summer term. In addition to this stipend, students may also include a budget (up to $1,000) for consumable supplies or other expenses associated with the proposed research effort (e.g., filament for 3D printers, specialized hardware or software, or conference/workshop participation costs).

Application

To apply to the Summer Scholars program, you must:

  • Prepare a short project description describing the proposed research and creative effort
  • Identify at least on SCI faculty member who will supervise the proposed effort
  • Optionally, prepare a budget for other research-related expenses

Applications will be evaluated based upon criteria including:

  • Novelty of the proposed research and creative effort
  • Reasonability of the scope of the proposed effort
  • Potential for impact within one or more SCI disciplines
  • Potential for impact beyond SCI

Priority for funding will go to proposed research and creative efforts that leverage computing and information to make contributions beyond a single discipline. Proposed research and creative efforts that span disciplinary boundaries, or deepen our understanding of issues that lie at the intersection of interacting complicated systems will be given the highest priority.

The deadline for applications is July 24.

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Seed Scholar Grants

Seed Scholars Grants aim to facilitate faculty-guided research at any point in the year. Students are eligible to receive between $500 and $1,000 to support the proposed effort, with the budget typically being directed towards consumable supplies or other expenses associated with the proposed research and creative effort (e.g., filament for 3D printers, specialized hardware or software, or conference/workshop participation costs).

Application

To apply to the Seed Scholar program, students must:

  • Prepare a short project description describing the proposed research and creative effort
  • Identify at least on SCI faculty member who will supervise the proposed effort
  • Prepare a budget for research-related expenses

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from August 15 through April 15.

The application for this grant will open on August 15.