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Student-Faculty Academic Partnership Grant

Augustana College 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.

Students do not apply directly to the Academic Partnership Grant program. Faculty will submit a grant application on their behalf.

The application deadlines:

• Partnership Grants for the 2023-24 spring semester: The deadline for spring academic partnerships is Nov. 3, 2023.

• Summer 2024 Partnership Grants, April 5, 2024.
• Partnership Grants for the 2024-25 fall semester: The deadline for fall academic partnerships is April 5, 2024. 

• Partnership Grants for the 2024-25 spring semester: due date will be posted during fall semester    

Contact Dr. Kimberly Murphy or Dr. Shara Stough with any questions.

Smaller grants are available for shorter-term projects with a rolling deadline until funds are exhausted.

Students funded through the Faculty-Student Partnership are still eligible for Student Research Grant support for materials, etc., and reduced cost on-campus housing during the summer.


Faculty may request funding for one or more student academic partners for a period of up to one year. (If a project extends beyond a single year, the faculty member must submit a new grant application each year.)

Students will be paid an hourly rate of $11.25. Faculty may request funding for a student partner up to 98 hours per term, depending on the time required to complete the project. 

Student involvement in academic partnership work should average 7 hours a week over the course of the term during the school year. (Students should work no more than seven hours/week at other on-campus jobs during the duration of the paid partnership.)

For academic partnerships completed during the summer, faculty may request student funding for up to 320 total hours, depending on the time required to complete the project.  The average hours/week and number of weeks should be agreed upon in advance by the faculty member and student.  

Student academic partners must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of selection.

When taking part in academic partnerships during the academic year, students must be enrolled full-time at Augustana.

When taking part in academic partnerships during the summer, the student must have been enrolled full-time at Augustana in the prior spring term. Students who will not be returning in the fall should complete their work by June 30th. 

Student-Faculty Academic Partnership projects may not be taken for credit.

In disciplines in which it is appropriate, it is suggested that the student partner be named as a co-author or included in the acknowledgements.


If you have any questions, contact Dr. Shara Stough, 309-794-3376, or Dr. Kimberly Murphy, 309-794-3444, co-chairs, Augustana Student Research Committee.