Every year the UConn Undergraduate department of research launches different award programs and grants helping all students engage in different research projects in which students can find innovative solutions to solving problems as well as doing more research on a field/concept they enjoy! Below are the two award programs that are taking applicants for the Fall 2020 cohort of students!
Change Grants – UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: Monday, October 5, 2020; Monday, February 10, 2020
UConn Co-op Legacy Fellows engage in projects that represent the legacy of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovation, and social impact, including service initiatives, creative endeavors, research, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. Fellows receive up to $2000 to support project expenses. Applications are accepted twice per year in October and February.
UConn IDEA Grant Program
Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 for summer funding; Monday, March 8, 2021 for academic year funding
This UConn IDEA Grant program provides funding and support for student-designed projects, including artistic and creative endeavors, research projects, prototyping and entrepreneurial ventures, and service initiatives. There are two application cycles per year, with deadlines in the fall and in the spring. Students can apply individually or as part of a small group working collaboratively on a project. Grants of up to $4000 per student are available.