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Application Information for Research-Intensive Course Grants

Application Directions

Applicants should submit the online application form prior to the deadline.  Spring 2020 grants will be due on November 15, 2019; these grants will be for courses that will be offered during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or Fall 2020 semesters.

Research-Intensive Course Grants are offered during the fall and spring semesters.


Advising and Questions

If you have any questions about Research-Intensive Course Grants or would like assistance generating ideas for a class that you will be teaching, email Nikki Perry, Assistant Director with the Center for Undergraduate Research, at  She will be happy to meet with you to discuss plans for your class and help you develop a strong application.


Evaluation Criteria

Applications for a Research-Intensive Course Grant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Merit and impact of the proposed course revisions.  Courses can demonstrate an impact in different ways.  A large class may have a smaller research component yet reach a large number of students, whereas a smaller course may be able to provide a more in-depth research experience.  We encourage applications from all types of courses.
  • Degree to which students would be challenged beyond normal research requirements for students at that level or in that major.
  • Feasibility and sustainability of the proposed course revisions.

Priority will be given to applicants who have not received a Research-Intensive Course Grant in the past.

Research-Intensive Course Grants

Deadline for Spring 2020: November 15, 2019

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