As a part of its commitment to scholarly, creative, and interdisciplinary work by students at Chapman University, OURCA invites proposals to the Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research & Creative Grant program. Awards are intended to provide support for a variety of faculty-mentored scholarly or creative projects conducted by students. Grants typically do not exceed $1,000 but all reasonable proposals will be considered. Funds may be used for a number of purposes, including (but not limited to):
- The purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies directly related to the project.
- Facility rental, copyright fees, and other costs associated with creative productions.
- Non-material expenses directly related to the project such as test subject remuneration, license fees, or external lab analyses.
- Travel expenses required to conduct the creative activity or scholarly research, such as working in an archive or collecting field data. If you're presenting research, see OURCA Travel Grants.
Undergraduate Student Scholarly & Creative Grants are not to be used for salary or stipend.
NEW! Special Grant Opportunities:
Community-Based Participatory Research Grant
Projects that equitably involve community groups and/or organizations may be eligible for this reserved funding provided to OURCA from Civic Engagement Initiatives. Please see the additional CBRP Grant Cover Sheet and CBRP Supplemental Application for more information and to apply if your project is community based.
Research on Africa Grant
Projects that involve research on Africa may be eligible for this reserved funding provided to OURCA from The Earl Babbie Research Center. Please see the additional Research on Africa Grant Supplemental Application for more information.
Grant Proposal Workshop - Thursday, October 27th
This workshop is designed to address your questions for the UG Scholarly/Creactive Grant application and also to introduce you to practices you can adapt for other applications. Find out how to develop great ideas for research and creative activity, describe your projects, find faculty mentors, and ask for letters of support.
Questions about this program can be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.