Spring 2018

Proposal Submission Process

Information below should be reviewed once the call for proposals has opened BEFORE accessing the grant portal. Be sure to read the Restrictions and Requirements web-page

To apply for a research grant, a student must:

  1. Download and complete the proposal form for either individual or team, found below, and meet with your mentor to develop the proposal and the budget.
  2. Review the Grant Proposal Scoring and Rubric Info
  3. The student must identify the faculty mentor for the project online; who will submit a recommendation letter and who has agreed to serve as the official mentor of the project.
    • Your mentor will receive an email with instructions and link to log into site to upload the letter.
    • The faculty recommendation letter must be submitted by the deadline using the link provided on the proposal submission website.
  4. The student must complete the online application and budget (Sample online budget), upload  the proposal form provided and identify team members and mentor online as part of the application.
    • If a team is submitting a proposal, only the team leader should register and submit the proposal and budget forms (team leaders MUST list team members)
    • If a team you will need your team members student ID’s to complete the online application.
  5. Complete the Proposal Form (below) and upload it to the online proposal submission site.  Please limit your proposal to 4 pages, plus cover form provided!  With the Word document form, diagrams can be inserted.
    • Proposals will be reviewed on the following components:
      1. Brief description of the proposed research or creative project
      2. Research plan that includes the question being addressed, hypothesis, problem, engineering goal, or creative work with a description in detail of method or procedures, projected timeline, and appropriate references
      3. Statement of the importance and implications for advancing disciplinary knowledge
      4. Link between the research and the student(s)’ curricular interests (research does not have to be in the student(s)’ major
  6. Complete the online research Budget information.  Funding for expenses that are “incurred as a result of doing research”  WILL NOT IMPACT YOUR FINANCIAL AID.  (team leaders MUST list team members)
    • List all expenses for the research project for which you need funding.
    • Stipend and/or salary will not be funded!!! 
    • Request ONLY expenses that are incurred as a result of doing research.

Questions concerning grant submissions should be sent to Judy Day at judy_day@ncsu.edu .

Proposal Form:

Individual Proposal Spring 2018 ONLY

Team Proposal Spring 2018 ONLY


Revised Budget: REVISED Budget Spring Only 2018

Grant Contract: Contract UGRes Spring Only 18

If you are awarded a OUR grant, you and each member of a team, will be required to complete a Contract; the contract requires both your signature and that of your mentor.


ACC Meeting of the Minds

The 13th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds will be held at Boston College April 6-8, 2018 “Each year, usually in late March or early April, 5-10 outstanding undergraduate researchers (accompanied by a faculty/staff member)  …read more.

Posters on the Hill – Call for Abstracts

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research …read more.

NCUR 2018

Connection to Place It’s impossible to separate a university and its community. They are connected by vision, by need, by goals. Together, they thrive. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2018 embraces this vital relationship …read more.