Research and Creative Activity Information for Students

Kent State University provides guidance and resources for students pursuing research and creative activity, including information on funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

Students pursuing research and creative activity are encouraged to learn about the variety of internal Kent State funding opportunities and external funding opportunities from non-Kent State organizations.

External Funding Opportunities

The Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), founded in 1978, is an organization of individual, institutional, and affiliate members from around the world. CUR believes that students engaged in undergraduate research succeed in their studies and professional advancement.

Visit the Council on Undergraduate Research Website

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), sponsored by the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation provides Research Experiences for Undergraduates and corresponding funding at a number of sites in the United States and internationally. 

Learn More About Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Internal Funding Opportunities

ArtsLAUNCH! Grant Competition

The College of the Arts sponsors the ArtsLAUNCH! Grant Competition for undergraduate and graduate students at Kent State University pursuing the creation of new art or the creation of a new venture that will benefit the arts economy.

Learn More About the ArtsLAUNCH! Grant Competition

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

The SURE program at Kent State funds promising undergraduate researchers for eight weeks over the summer to engage in faculty-supervised research.

Learn More About the SURE Program

Undergraduate Student Travel Support

Kent State undergraduate students who are presenting the results of their research or creative work at a regional, national or international conference 
or Kent State undergraduates who wish to attend a conference because of an interest in conducting research in the future may request financial support from the Office of Student Research.

Learn More About Undergraduate Student Travel Support

Dennis Eckart Endowed Student Leadership Fund

Under the direction of the Center for Student Involvement, the Dennis Eckart Endowed Student Leadership Fund is for students seeking educational opportunities, leadership development programs, internships, community service and curricular experiences (mainly for a workshop or conference).

Apply for the Dennis Eckart Fund

Undergraduate Student Government

The USG Allocations provides funding for registered Kent State University undergraduate students and registered student organizations.

Learn More About Funding from the Undergraduate Student Government

Graduate Student Senate Awards

Graduate Student Senate offers awards to assist graduate with travel, both domestically and internationally, and conducting research. 

Learn More About Graduate Student Senate Awards

Senior Honors Thesis Fellowships

The Honors College provides several opportunities for financial support for students who complete a Senior Honors Thesis/Project.

Learn More About Senior Honors Thesis Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

Undergraduate students can work with a faculty mentor to apply for up to $500 of funding through the University Research Council.

Access Application for Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

Publication Resources

Council on Undergraduate Research Journal Listing

The Council on Undergraduate Research provides a listing of academic journals that publish undergraduate research.

View Undergraduate Research Journal Listing Website