University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The goal of the UL Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant program is two-fold: to insure that the undergraduate students at the university benefit from the university’s growing R&D program, and to improve student outcomes by facilitating undergraduate research. It is believed that students who participate in directed undergraduate research will perform well in their majors and be more prepared for their future careers. Accordingly, the University has set aside $40K to be awarded as 20 undergraduate research mini-grants of $2000 each. The university’s Undergraduate Research Council, with appointed members from each college, administers this mini-grant program.
Request for Proposals (RFP) and Program Guidelines
Proposals are now being requested for the 2016 – 2017 school year, with an ending date of 31 July 2017. Please click the link below to read the RFP and guidelines. Submissions that do not comply with the RFP will not be considered for funding.
Online Proposal Submission Form
Proposals will be submitted using the online submission form below. All proposals must be submitted and approvals received by 11 November 2016. Once the online form is submitted, the PI will receive an email containing a copy of the full proposal. A copy will also automatically be sent to your Dean and Department Head, with a request that they reply to either approve or disapprove.
The applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Undergraduate Research Council. The rubric below will be used for scoring the proposals based on merit. In making the final awards, the first priority in the review process will be given to the merit score from the rubric. A secondary priority will be to insure that each college has at least one funded project. Reviews will be completed and PI’s notified of acceptance by early December 2016.