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Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant Program

The opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research and creative projects is a unique and rewarding experience for everyone involved.  Geneseo currently has a strong tradition of providing such opportunities for undergraduates. The Research Grant funds are designed to aid undergraduates in the purchasing of supplies, equipment, and other expenses they might incur in their research or creative project.  The research travel grant funds cover travel to present research at professional or scholarly meetings.  The Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant Program will continue to further this tradition by providing worthy projects with funding.

As a part of its allocation of student activity fees, the Geneseo Student Association has awarded $50,000 to the Undergraduate Research Grant Program.  As in previous years the Student Association's allocation has been matched by the Geneseo Foundation, bringing total support for this year's program to $100,000. The Geneseo Foundation, a nonprofit organization which accepts, administers and allocates private gifts to benefit SUNY Geneseo, will oversee the distribution of these funds by a subcommittee of the College Research Council.

Attendance at a grant writing workshop presented by the Office of Sponsored Research is mandatory in order to be eligible for funding. For group applications only one representative from the group needs to attend. The 2015-16 workshops will be January 20 & 21, and April 6 at 4 pm. All workshops are in the College Union Hunt Room. If you cannot attend the workshop, contact Patty Hamilton-Rodgers ( to schedule a make-up.

Guidelines for Research and Travel Grant Applications

Apply for Student Research and Travel Grant


Online submissions are due at 8:00 am on the following dates:

September 14 for Fall 2015 grants

November 9 for semester break and early Spring 2016 grants

February 1 for Spring ’16 grants

April 25 for Summer ’16 (Please note that funds cannot be used until after July 1, 2016)

Questions? Contact Patty Hamilton-Rodgers at or 245-5804