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Student research grants and fellowships

Augustana senior Alannah Golden is majoring in elementary education. She used a grant to travel to the Florida School for the Deaf last summer and spend a week observing and interacting.

Augustana College offers five sources of funding for students to do research, undertake special projects and participate in professional conferences. These funds are available to students in all disciplines, including the arts and humanities. In previous years, students have used their funds to visit the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, work at the Field Museum in Chicago and study a folk tradition in Bermuda.

Summer Student Research Fellowships

Augustana Summer Student Research Fellowships are available to students of all disciplines. This funding is intended to support student research/artistic projects under the guidance of a faculty member. These fellowships are intended to last between five and 10 weeks over the summer. Faculty overseeing summer student research fellows receive a $500 stipend.

Funding maximum:  $300 per week for 5-10 weeks for a total of $1,500-$3,000 stipend, plus up to $500 in expenses. Students should discuss the project timeline in their proposal and justify the number of weeks being proposed. Augie Choice funds will be applied to the fellowship if a student has not used these funds and are not intending to use Augie Choice for other experiences. (Projects that require large expense budgets, such as expensive travel, etc., will be funded if the funds are available.)

Deadline: Jan. 21, 2015

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Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant

The Augustana Student Research/Inquiry Committee provides Academic Partnership Grants to support student involvement in faculty members' scholarly and creative projects. Students selected by faculty will undertake projects intended to enrich their scholarly interests and abilities and prepare them for advanced research of their own.

Funding maximum: Three terms plus summer ($2,640 student stipend)

Deadline: April 8, 2015; rolling deadline for smaller grant requests

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Student Research Grant

The Augustana Student Research/Inquiry Committee provides grants to support major student research projects. The grants are designed to help cover costs associated with scholarly and creative projects, including travel for data collection, equipment purchases, incentives for study participants, etc. Projects associated with senior capstone experiences and independent research projects (overseen by a faculty member) will receive priority in the selection process.

Funding maximum: $500

Deadline: Rolling, until funds exhausted

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Student Attendance at Professional Conferences

The Augustana Student Research Committee has established a program to encourage and underwrite the participation of students in professional conferences. A requirement for applying for funding is that the student be a formal presenter (for example, a paper, report or poster) of a research project conducted by the student under the supervision of an Augustana faculty member.

Funding maximum: $500

Deadline: Rolling, until funds exhausted

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Faculty/Student Attendance at Professional Conferences

The Augustana Student Research Committee has established a program to encourage and underwrite the participation of faculty members and students attending professional conferences. While it is expected that either the faculty member or at least one of the students participating is presenting at the conference, other requests to attend but not present at a conference will be considered if there is ample explanation regarding the benefits of attendance by the students. Money granted through this program may be used for conference registration, travel and housing at the conference. (Food and incidental expenses do not qualify.)

Funding maximum: $200 per participant for a maximum of $2,000 per conference

Deadline: Rolling, until funds exhausted

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For more information on any of the programs listed here, contact a member of the Augustana Student Research Committee:Dr. William Hammer, co-chair; Dr. Paul Croll, co-chair; Dr. Jeffrey Ratliff-Crain, Dr. Daniel Corts, Dr. Tristan Coughlin, Dr. Kimberly Murphy, Dr. Michael Reisner, Dr. Cyrus Zargar and Dr. Michael Zemek.