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Application Information for Research-Intensive Course Mini-Grants

Application Directions

Applicants should submit the online application form prior to the deadline.  The deadline for Fall 2021 grants is Monday, July 26, 2021.

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


Advising and Questions

If you have any questions about Research-Intensive Course Mini-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 Mini-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 Mini-Grants

Deadline for Fall 2021: July 26, 2021, 11:59 pm

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