View Blog

Arts and Sciences Research Office

Promoting Research - Proposal Development - Reviewing Proposals - Gardiner Hall, Suite 320

Internal Funding

Graduate Student Intramural Research and Creative Activities Grant

The College of Arts and Sciences announces funding opportunities to promote research and creative activities of Graduate Students with the purpose of increasing the extramural research funding, the number of scholarly publications, refereed exhibits, and artistic performances of the college. Any Doctoral or Master’s student in good standing in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible. The initiative will support proposals that contain any one of the following elements: (i) new ideas to become part of the student’s dissertation/thesis research, (ii) exploratory research, or (iii) collaborative research that will enhance the student’s scholarly experience. The maximum award-size for an individual grant is $500. For collaborative research projects involving more than one other student, the maximum award amount is $1,000. Proposals will be evaluated independently in two categories: Doctoral level and Master’s-level. The next deadline is March 25, 2016 and the proposal template and guidelines are linked here (Word document). Email the A&S Research Office with any questions.

A&S McSweeny Fellowships

A&S McSweeny Fellowships supplement graduate education support and promote racial and ethnic diversity of the student population in the STEM areas. Programs may nominate students from historically underrepresented ethnic/racial groups, including US citizens and permanent residents who are African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders. The maximum award is a full stipend, tuition and health insurance premium. Doctoral students may receive funding up to 2 years pending a positive review after the first year. An official review of the student’s progress in the program by the Department Chair is required. Additional support is possible with the A&S Dean’s approval. The criteria includes a strong evidence of scholarly ability reflected by a GPA of 3.0 or higher, letters of support of the nomination (Chair and nominating committee), and admission to the department graduate program. GREs are recommended but not required. Students must be engaged in full time academic program studies and maintain good academic standing. Students may be required to work up to twenty hours per week in research or service work closely related to their scholarly activity. Students are encouraged to participate in UofL diversity activities. The deadline is mid-February each year. Department Chairs should forward application information to the A&S Research Office.

The Graduate Student Union(GSU), a representative body of graduate students from the various disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences, is offering funding opportunities for A&S graduate students. The GSU is offering grants (maximum $100) to help A&S graduate students offset the costs of conducting research, attending conferences, and purchasing materials needed for research.