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Research Opportunities at UW Oshkosh

Research opportunities for students.

Collaborative Research Grants

  • Undergraduate students can receive $3,000 plus up to $550 for supplies and expenses for collaborative research
  • Graduate students can receive $3,000 plus up to $500 for supplies and expenses for collaborative research

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at UW Oshkosh, you can apply for a collaborative research grant that will provide a stipend or funds for research-related expenses for either the summer term or the academic year.

These grants are designed to support research projects and must provide you with a meaningful or significant research experience. You will assume the principal role for the research project, with a faculty adviser or teaching academic staff member serving as a mentor.

Here are samples of previous undergraduate and graduate collaborative grant proposals.

Find out more about and apply for an undergraduate collaborative research grant or a graduate collaborative research grant.

Undergraduate Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Small Grants

Small grants of up to $550 per award for undergraduate student/faculty collaborative research are available on a periodic basis, based on funding availability. Designed to stimulate increased undergraduate collaborative research projects, the small grants can be used for any research related expenses, excluding conferences (there is no student stipend). Any full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing and working on a research project collaboratively with a faculty or instructional academic staff member is eligible to apply for a small grant. We are unable to fund more than one application from the same project, even if there are different faculty advisers. In addition, advisers may submit only one application per application period even if projects are different. One award can be split among a group of student collaborators.

We are now accepting undergraduate student/faculty collaborative research small grant applications and funds must be used by the end of Spring Interim 2014. The deadline for applications is Oct. 28, 2013, by 4:30 p.m. Deliver your application form to Dempsey 214. The Small Grants rubric is located here.

McNair Scholars Program

If you are on the path to a Ph.D., consider the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. This federally funded program provides 25 first-generation, low-income or underrepresented UW Oshkosh undergraduates each with $2,500. McNair Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor who assists the them in designing, implementing and completing a significant research project.

Read about Leviathan Whitfield, a December 2009 graduate of UW Oshkosh and McNair Scholar. Whitfield studied the effectiveness of partnerships between UW Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public School System as his McNair research project is pursuing a master's degree in urban education from UW Milwaukee.

Additional services and seminars are offered to students throughout their tenure with the Ronald McNair program; these include research methodology, writing and oral presentation skills, academic and career development, GRE application and preparation, and graduate school site visits. In the summer following their junior year, McNair Scholars participate in an eight week, research-intensive program that leads to presentation or publication.

Find out more about and apply for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

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