The Graduate Research Grant Program is designed to provide financial support to graduate students for research or scholarly activities related to their program of study to enable them to better understand the scientific process, experience discovery, develop their analytical and communication skills, and gain exposure to national ideas through the presentation of the results of their research at conferences. Our grant program has funded field and laboratory research as well as computer application and software development. The Graduate Research Grant Program is funded by the School of Graduate Studies and the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs.
Graduate Research Grant Program Details
2012/2013 Call for Proposals As of May 1, 2013 we are no longer accepting graduate research grant proposals. We will begin accepting proposals again in fall of 2013.
To assist you in preparing your proposal narrative and budget we have provided the following links:
- Online Application From. We are no long accepting application for funding consideration.
- Rubric We strongly encourage you to organize your narrative around the categories identified on this rubric. Please respond to each of the criteria separately and specifically.
- Budget Template (Excel Format) or Budget Template (Word Format)
- These worksheets were designed to assist you in preparing your proposal budget.
- We strongly encourage you to work with your faculty mentor to identify reasonable costs associated with your proposal.
- If you prefer, you may create your own worksheet. If you do so, you are expected to use the same budget categories and use the same layout as provided on these templates.
- Proposals will be accepted until available funds are exhausted.
- Awarded funds must be used by June 14, 2013.
- Students will be invited to present their research at the Celebration of Student Research Conference in April.
Questions regarding the GR Grant Program contact the IPSSP Office at IPSSP@Ship.edu or call 717-477-1251
Research Ethics and Graduate Research Grants
When Humans are Used in Research:
Shippensburg University complies with federal regulations regarding the use of human subjects in research. This means that any project using humans must gain the approval of the SU Committee on Research with Human Subjects before any data is collected. For help in submitting a proposal to the Committee on Research with Human Subjects please click here: http://www.ship.edu/research/
For more information on the federal regulations on the use of human subjects in research, click here: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
For More Information:
College of Education and Human Services -- Dr. Jennifer Clements, Co-Chair of the Committee on Research with Human Subjects.
College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business -- Dr. Dorlisa Minnick, Co-Chair of the Committee on Research with Human Subjects
When Animals are Used in Research:
Student research that includes the use of live animals must seek the approval of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before the project commences. Contact Dr. Kathryn Potoczak, KMPoto@ship.edu, for detailed information on the procedure for gaining this approval.