Funding and scholarships
A variety of funding is available for students to use for research and creative activities, and there are several summer programs to consider. Here is a sample of some of these. Several department have research funding for students. Talk to an academic or research adviser to learn more.
All students receive $2,000 to support a qualifying hands-on learning experience of their choice, such as international study, research or an internship. Students who will be doing research or a creative project during their junior or senior year should look to this fund as a first option to support the work. Support can include travel, materials and a stipend. Contact Beth Ford in CORE (third floor, Olin Center), 309-794-8612.
Augustana 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. See the student research grants and fellowships page for application information and deadlines.
Summer student research fellowships: These offer up to $3,000 plus up to $500 in expenses. The application deadline is in January.
Student-faculty academic partnership grant: These offer up to a $2,640 stipend each term; rolling applications.
Student research grant: These offer up to $1,000 to support student research and creative projects; rolling application.
Student attendance at professional conferences: A maximum of $500 per student is available. The student must be a presenter; rolling application.
Faculty/student attendance at professional conferences: A maximum of $200 per participant; either faculty member or at least one student should be presenting; rolling application.
The William F. Freistat Center at Augustana College provides support to encourage the development of peace studies, especially studies of the broader issues of diplomacy, such as justice and fairness.
Student grants cover expenses related to the Student-Faulty Fellows Program, expenses related to the Language and Cultural Enhancement Program; Intensive language study abroad, and travel to present papers at undergraduate and professional conferences.
IINSPIRE-LSAMP Grant for Underrepresented Students in STEM
The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) is an NSF LSAMP alliance among 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities working together to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the Midwest.
The grant provides support as stipends (summer or during the academic year), summer housing, travel for conferences or other research activities, and research materials for eligible students. Contact the Student Research and Creative Scholarship office in CORE (320 Olin, 309-794-8612) for information on eligibility and opportunities for Augustana students and faculty.
Department grants and stipends
Many academic departments have research and creative scholarship support for students. Check with an advisor for possible sources.
The Council on Undergraduate Research connects students and faculty with undergraduate research opportunities. CUR has information about meetings, programs, and publications across a variety of disciplines.
Professional and student organizations (e.g., Psi Chi for Psychology) provide research and travel funds. Check with an advisor about these organizations; students may need to be a member to be eligible for research funds.
The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduates through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the physical, biological, social sciences and math.
Check with the Student Research office in CORE for the latest list of programs. The Upper Mississippi Center has paid summer research and internship opportunities for students in all disciplines.
The William F. Freistat Center’s Student-Faculty Fellows Program enables a faculty member to help two students conduct undergraduate research abroad during the summer.