Funding Support for Undergraduate Research
Although Kent State does not currently have a university-wide fund to support undergraduate research and creative projects, it is a fundraising priority. Some funding does exist, however, in particular programs.
- Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
Undergraduate students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor can receive awards of up to $500 to fund research, creative or scholarly activities through the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.
- The Honors College
The Honors College (which you can join as late as the end of the junior year) offers a number of $1,000 Senior Thesis Fellowships for those Honors students undertaking this capstone project
- Stipends for Undergraduate Research Assistants
Some faculty members receive university or external research grants that include a stipend for undergraduate research assistants
- Ronald E. McNair Program
The Ronald E. McNair Program supports its students with summer research stipends and travel support
- The National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates(REU’s) program offers summer research stipends in several departments at Kent State and at other universities
- The Eckert Fund
Administered by the Center for Student Involvement, The Eckert Fund supports student travel to conferences
In addition, several KSU departments, colleges, and campuses offer funding for expenses on a case-by-case basis.