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.
Funding for graduate student research is sometimes available through professors' research grants or via department/school scholarships. Ask your professors whether your unit offers any form of support for student research. 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
The Office of Student Research provides limited funding for undergraduate research through the Undergraduate Research Support Program (URSP). This competitive program supports talented and highly motivated students who undertake faculty-mentored research projects during the academic year or over the summer. Grants can be used to contribute to the costs of research materials, resources, facilities and more. See details on upcoming editions of the competition below.
View the latest undergraduate research support program winners.
Deadline January 31; application portal coming soon.....
Deadlines to be announced in Spring 2021.
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.