The Office of Student Research provides funding to support student research, scholarly inquiry, and innovation at Illinois State. Whether you are applying for a research grant or funding to support travel to conferences to present your work, we want to contribute to the success of your research experience.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is open to sophomore and junior students who intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics, or engineering. Scholarships of up to $7,500 are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, and room and board. Illinois State University may nominate up to four students.
Nominees for Goldwater Scholarships must include in their online application a statement of interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, detailing how their academic program and their overall educational plans will prepare them for their chosen career goal. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees.
Gina Hunter is the Goldwater Campus Representative. Please email her at email@example.com or call the Office of Student Research to schedule an appointment, (309) 438-0787.
Graduate students should also visit the Graduate School website for funding opportunities. In particular, graduate students may be interested in the Dissertation Completion Grant and the Ora Bretall Scholarship.
For more information on scholarships for graduate students contact:
Outreach and Funding Coordinator
Hovey Hall 208 J
Due February 1. Students work with a faculty mentor to develop a research project to be conducted over Summer 2021. Funding may be used for student hourly wages, research incentives, supplies, or travel. See full competition details prior to applying. Applications must be submitted online via the InfoReady platform.
Faculty mentors automatically receive a "request for review" once the student submits an application which asks faculty to submit a mentorship plan.
Due April 23, 2021. Students work with a faculty mentor to develop a research project to be conducted over the academic year 2021-22 (fall, spring, or over both semesters). Funding may be used for student hourly wages, research incentives, supplies, or travel. See full competition details (in the InfoReady system) prior to applying. Applications must be submitted online via the InfoReady platform.
Faculty mentors automatically receive a "request for review" once the student submits an application that asks faculty to submit a mentorship plan.
Travel funds may be available through your home department, school and college. Travel funds for presenting your research may also be available through the graduate school. Be sure to ask your Chairperson and Dean about the availability of student travel funding.