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Student Grants

Research & Travel Support for Undergraduate Students

Winona State University encourages student creative projects and presentations of research at local, regional, and national conferences. To support this, the university provides financial assistance through student grants.

Undergraduate Research & Creative Project Grants

Students may receive a maximum of $600 for their research and creative projects during their academic career. The Deans’ Council sub-committee conducts the review process.

Eligibility

  • Full-time undergraduate students who will have completed a minimum of 60 semester hour credits at time of application
  • Faculty sponsor who supervises the project
  • If research involves human or animal subjects, approval must be secured through the WSU Institutional Review Board (human subjects) or Animal Care and Use Committee

Application Process
Submission deadlines are September 15, December 1, February 1, and April 15, and June 8. Electronically submit proposals to Grants & Sponsored Projects [grants@winona.edu]. Proposals must include:

  • Student Research & Creative Projects Application (PDF)
  • Application form (PDF), which includes the budget request form
  • Project narrative which includes
    • Statement of research problem or creative purpose
    • Research methodology or creative strategy
    • Expected outcomes
    • Schedule and expected date of completion
    • Student readiness for research or creative project
    • Statement of how results of project will be presented
    • Bibliography
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty sponsor

Refer to Reg. 3-22 (PDF) for information on eligible expenditures. A final report (PDF), consisting of the student’s project end product, is due 10 business days following completion of project. Submit the report to Grants & Sponsored Projects by email: grants@winona.edu.

Undergraduate Travel Support

Students may receive a maximum of $500 for travel support during their academic careers. If two or more students will co-present a project, the maximum total award for the team is $1,000. The Deans’ Council sub-committee conducts the review process.

Eligibility
Full-time undergraduates students who will have completed a minimum of 60 semester hour credits at time of application
Faculty sponsor who supervises the project

Application Process
There are no hard deadlines for submissions; however, proposals must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the conference starting date to Grants & Sponsored Projects by email: grants@winona.edu.

  • Student Travel Support Application (PDF)
  • Application form (PDF), which includes the student or team authored abstract and budget request form
  • Written confirmation from conference sponsor that the paper or project has been chosen for presentation
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty sponsor

Refer to Reg. 3-25 (PDF) for additional information. A final report consisting of a copy of the student’s conference presentation should be submitted within 10 days of the conclusion of travel to Grants & Sponsored Projects via email: grants@winona.edu.