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Student & Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

Information about Student & Faculty Collaborative Research.

UW Oshkosh typically awards between $30,000 to $50,000 in collaborative research grants each year to undergraduate and graduate students. These grants are designed to support research projects that provide students with a meaningful or significant research experience.

Thought BubbleCollaborative research grants are a great way for faculty to advance their own research efforts, obtain supplies and student workers to conduct research and pursue joint publishing opportunities.

Assuming the principal role in the research project, students write their own research proposal, conduct research and report their research results. Faculty and instructional academic staff serve as mentors and editors throughout the process, but students are responsible for completing the projects.

View samples of collaborative research proposals.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students can find out more about collaborative research opportunities at the Undergraduate Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants website. This site contains a general overview of the program, submission guidelines, student and adviser responsibilities and a proposal submission utility.

Graduate Students

Graduate students can also discover opportunities to enhance their education with research under the guidance of a faculty adviser at the Graduate Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants website. Detailed background information and proposal submission are available at this site.

Finding a Faculty Adviser / Mentor

You can look at the department websites to find faculty members who need student researchers. If you have your topic and just need a faculty adviser/mentor, you can contact a faculty member you would feel comfortable working with, or just contact the department of your research topic and ask to see if anyone would be interested in pairing up on your research project.

Faculty advisers/mentors have varying expectations of their students, but they are all looking for:

  • high-interest level
  • genuine effort
  • commitment
  • positive attitude
  • self-motivation
  • cooperation
  • someone who wants to succeed and won’t give up trying

In return, your faculty adviser/mentor will be there to answer your questions and guide you through the research process. It is not your mentor’s responsibility to push you to complete your project—you will only get as much out of your research experience as the effort you put in.

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by Reinke, Heidi L last modified Jan 21, 2011 03:17 PM