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Minds@Work: Celebrating Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity

  • April 21, 2015 - Save the date!
  • Registration begins January 20 thru 4:00 p.m. February 23, 2015.
  • Formerly the Celebration of Student Research.


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Contact Us

Institute for Public Service & Sponsored Programs
Old Main 202
Phone -- (717) 477-1251
FAX -- (717) 477-4053
E-mail -- ipssp@ship.edu  


Christopher Wonders, Director 

Pamela Bucher, Office  Associate 

Diane Musser, Clerk Associate

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Related Links

IRB/Human Subjects 




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Graduate Research Grant Program

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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.

Program is now closed - all available funding has been awarded.

Graduate Research Grant program will reopen in the Fall of 2015.

NEW THIS YEAR: Please Note

  • Award funding will be split between semesters 
  • $7,000 for Fall - Accepting Applications Sept. 2 thru Dec. 1, 2014
  • $7,000 for Spring - Accepting Applications Jan. 20 thru Apr. 20, 2015
  • Proposals will be accepted until the available funding per semester has been awarded.
  • Students who received GR funding in prior years are limited to $500 maximum award for future GR award cycles.

To assist you in preparing your proposal narrative and budget we have provided the following links: 

  • Call for Proposals - Please Review
  • Online Application Form - Now accepting Spring 2015 applications.
  • 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) 
    • This worksheet was 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 our template.

 Please Note:

  •  Awarded funds must be used by August 15, 2015.  
  •  Students will be invited to present their research at the Celebration of Student Research Conference on April 21, 2015.     

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, contact the Committee on Research with Human Subjects

  • Dr. Turi Braun, Co-Chair
    College of Education and Human Services (excluding Exercise Science Dept.)  
  • Dr. Jennifer Clements, Co-Chair
    College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business (plus Exercise Sci Dept.) 

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.

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