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Undergraduate Research Grant


The political science department has a small amount of funds available to provide support to undergraduates for political science and international studies research.  Individual grants to students usually do not exceed the low hundreds of dollars. 

How grants are typically used

  • Support honors thesis research
  • Research for writing a paper for a political science course
  • Travel to an academic conference to present a paper
  • Expenses to travel to conduct field work for an honors thesis
  • Purchasing quantitative data sets
  • Hiring a professional to transcribe taped interviews, etc. 

The funds are generally not used for items such as purchasing computer hardware or bringing in outside speakers.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for these funds, please submit your request to Dr. Jeffrey Staton, Department Chair,

  1. Explain how the funds will be used
  2. The class it is for
  3. An itemized budget
  4. Letter of support from a political science faculty member
There is no deadline for application. Please apply when you need the funds.