There are many opportunities to help you obtain the resources and funding you need to conduct your research as an undergraduate. These grants and funds are awarded to student researchers to fund things such as materials and travel costs.
Projects can have budgets of up to $2,000. A portion of the funding comes from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, while the student’s sponsoring academic department must provide matching support. While no match is required for the first $500, for every dollar of the total budget above $500 (to a maximum of $2,000 of total budget), a 1:1 match is required. Thus, RGS will be responsible for $500 + 50% of the remaining budget up to $2,000. This is a maximum of $1,250 from RGS, per grant. The match must come from a university source. The departmental or college matching support may be in funds or “in-kind” support.
The purpose of the Academic Opportunity Fund (AOF) is to provide financial support to undergraduate students who have been accepted to or invited by a reputable organization to present a scholastic achievement, or to participate in an academic competition.