We understand a student’s desire to get involved, and we want to help in any way we can! As such, the Office of Student Research provides several internal opportunities and external resources that could help fund research. If you need additional funding for your research, please look through the awards and groups we have listed here or contact us if you have any questions. Good luck with your future research!

Funding by Office of Student Research


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.

  • Student Presenters – maximum $500 award. Conference Attendees – maximum $250 award.
  • Students must complete the Request for Undergraduate Research Travel Request Form and submit a faculty letter of support (see a sample letter).
  • Students may receive the award once each year and must be in good standing with the university.
  • Applications for the awards should be received no less than 14 days prior to travel.
  • Students must document conference attendance. 
  • Students receiving awards are strongly encouraged to participate in the Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. 
    Funds are limited. For more information about the allocation of funds, see the Travel Funding Guidelines.



The Graduate Student Senate Research Award is a competitive award that supports research or project-related expenses for graduate students. Once very academic year, graduate students may receive up to $2,000 to supplement research projects they are conducting. All graduate student research, including projects related to degree progression as well as independent research projects, are eligible for funding.  Further details and a link to the Research Award application can be found Here

Graduate Student Senate Domestic Travel Award In order to help graduate student disseminate their current research, the Graduate Student Senate established the Domestic Travel Award. Recipients of this award may receive up to a $300 flat rate reimbursement for a single trip per academic year to defray the costs (e.g., transportation, room and board) of presenting at a conference within the contiguous United States and adjacent Canadian provinces.  More information and deadlines can be found Here

Graduate Student Senate International Travel Award - Graduate students can receive this award for one trip per academic year to defray up to $1,500 for costs incurred while travelling to a professional conference or workshop outside of the contiguous United States and adjacent Canadian provinces.
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