OUR Grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides undergraduate research grants to NC State University undergraduate students to assist in funding mentored student research as well as travel grants to present student undergraduate research.

Calls for student OUR grant proposals for funding are given three times a year:

  1. Fall and Spring (Academic Year) call opens in April/May prior to the next academic year,
  2. Spring Only call opens in September/October prior to next spring semester,
  3. Summer call opens February/March, prior to the next summer semesters.  The ACCAC Fellowships call opens with the summer grant call. NOW OPEN!
  4. Travel grant submissions are ongoing during the fiscal year from July to June.

Students wishing IMG_1629to apply for the NC State Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Grants should have a mentor identified for the research, prepare a research proposal, and complete a budget of expenses related to the research.

Submission of the proposal and budget are done by the student through an online submission process. During that process, students identify a mentor who will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation. These grants are only for registered/active degree seeking NC State University undergraduates. These grants are intended to help cover costs of supplies and materials and are not able to be used for salary or stipends. The travel grants are for travel related expenses associated with presenting undergraduate research. The University Tutorial Center is able to provide assistance to those students who may need and want help writing a proposal. Please visit their website for more information.

Please use the links above, under the OUR Grants tab to find out more information about the proposal process for the three cycles and travel. We also recommend that you review the Grant Proposal Scoring and Rubric Info prior to applying for OUR Grants (Does not apply to the OUR Travel Grants).

There are other external sources of funding for undergraduate research and travel to present student research.  Please check out the External Funding page to learn about other opportunities and to see if you are eligible to apply.


 

Fall and Spring (Academic Year)

The Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) will provide research grants up to a maximum of $1,000 to undergraduate students for research projects for the Fall and Spring academic year. The number …read more.

Spring Only

The Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) will provide research grants up to a maximum of $750 to undergraduate students for research projects for the Spring semester. The number of grants given …read more.

Summer Only

The Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) will provide research grants ranging in amounts up to $2,500* to undergraduate students for research projects for the Summer semesters. The number of grants given …read more.

Travel Grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) may provide Travel Grants of up to a maximum of $500 (amounts may vary) to current (active/enrolled) NC State University undergraduate students to formally …read more.

ACC AC Fellowships

The Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium (ACC AC) Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation supports undergraduates involved in student-driven projects at each of the ACC member campuses. The ACCAC Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation …read more.

External Funding

The following is a short list of external funding sources: George T. Barthalmus Grant for sophomores – Awardees notified one week prior to the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (November). ORISE and …read more.