Student Research Funding Sources
There are several opportunities for graduate students to secure funding for their thesis or dissertation research project, as well as some awards which cover expenses related to conference participation.
- Sociology graduate students can apply for up to $500 annually for a Jon H. Rieger Graduate Student Funding award to use toward expenses related to their research and/or conference presentation. (The application for Rieger funding awards are circulated by the department at the start of each fall and spring semester.)
- Students can also apply for up to $250 of funding from the Graduate Network in A&S (GNAS) each semester, and the College of Arts & Sciences' Research Office offers internal grant and fellowship opportunities (e.g., the Graduate Student Intramural Research and Creative Activities Grant, offering up to $500 for individual and $1000 for collaborative projects), as well as provides a list of external funding opportunities.
- The Graduate Student Council (GSC) offers both travel and research grants, specifically providing up to $200 to students attending a conference and up to $350 to students presenting at a conference, as well as up to $500 for research support.
For undergraduate students, there are also several opportunities for student research, including:
- Undergraduate Research Scholar Grants (the student works on a research project under the guidance of a faculty member and presents their work at the Undergraduate Research Day each semester).
- Mentored Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant (the student works on a research project under the mentorship of a faculty member or graduate student).
Other information about research and funding opportunities can be found on the Office of Research and Innovation's site here.