Graduate Research Grant Program
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:
funding will be split between semesters
- $7,000 for Fall - Accepting Applications 9/8/15 thru 12/8/15
- $7,000 for
Spring - Accepting Applications 1/19/16 thru 4/19/16
- 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.
- 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.
How to Apply:
- Review the 2015-2016 Call for Proposals;
to https://ship.infoready4.com/# and login using your Shippensburg University username and password.
(Call IPSSP, 477-1251, for software technical assistance.)
Select “Graduate Research
Grant Program” shown in the list of open competitions.
- Select the APPLY button at the
top right under the heading “Application Tools” when you are ready to apply,
all of the required elements, uploading required docs as requested.
You will be asked to upload the
- Your Project Narrative: 3 page narrative describing the
project you are requesting funding for;
- Budget: (Excel Format) We strongly encourage you to work with your faculty mentor to identify reasonable costs associated with your proposal.
- Faculty Adviser Letter of
- Academic Dept. Chairperson
- IRB or IACUC Clearance Letter: if applicable to your project.
- Awarded funds must be used by 8/15/2016.
- Students will be invited to present their research at the Minds@Work Conference on 4/19/2016.
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. Robert Hale, 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.