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Campus-Based Research Funding


Undergraduate Student Research Funding

Please see the Supported Programs Brochure for a complete listing of all grants and deadlines.

Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants

Support for student research and conference participation in conjunction with a faculty member is supported by these grants. Students may apply twice a year. Maximum awards are $600 per student per semester/summer ($1,200 per student) per year.  Funded by the Student Association and the Geneseo Foundation. More information on undergraduate research and travel grants. Attendance at a workshop is required prior to applying.

Application Deadlines: 8:00 am Mondays - September 10; November 5; February 4; April 22

Student Research Assistantship: Dean Johnston and Geneseo Foundation

Provides faculty members with paid research assistance for their scholarly projects. Students work with individual professors for one semester during the academic year. Students receive a stipend of $1,000. Funded through the Geneseo Foundation by an endowment established by CPAC, Inc and unrestricted donations. More information on the student research assistantship from Dean Johnson and the Geneseo Foundation.

Application Deadlines: October 15 for Spring 2019 semester assistantships; April 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 semester assistantships.

Undergraduate Summer Fellowships

The Geneseo Foundation, in cooperation with the Research Council, sponsors two types of Summer Fellowships: Full-time and Part-time. Six Full-time $3,000 awards the Summer require recipients to devote two consecutive summer months to their project. Three Part-time $1,000 awards expect the recipient to devote approximately three weeks of effort to their research project, but that effort may be less than full-time and spread over a longer period during the summer. More info about undergraduate summer fellowships.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2019

Jason and Diana Kyrwood '95 Student/Faculty Research Endowed Fellowship in Honor of Ellen Kintz (for the Social Sciences)

Provides a $3,000 ($2,000 from the Kyrwood Endowment, $1,000 from the Geneseo Foundation) for an undergraduate student to work with a faculty member in the social sciences on the faculty member's existing research project, however students may create an original project within the framework of pre-existing faculty research. Recipients must devote two consecutive summer months to the project. Funded through the Geneseo Foundation by an endowment established by Jason and Diana Kyrwood in honor of emerita faculty member Ellen Kintz. More information about the Jason and Diana Kyrwood '95 Endowed Fellowship in Honor of Ellen Kintz.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2019

Dr. Wendell and Barbara Rhodes Research Award

Supports research or field study.  All applications to the Geneseo Foundation Undergraduate Summer Fellowships programs (February 25th deadlines) will be considered for the prestigious Rhodes Award, which will provide supplemental funds of $600 (available after July 1, 2019). Preference will be given to scholarly research combining a natural science and a social science such as biology/sociology or geology/anthropology.  Funds may be used for any research-related expenses including student stipends.  Funds must be used by June 30, 2020.  Funded through the Geneseo Foundation by en endowment established by Dr. Wendell and Barbara Rhodes.

Sorrell Chesin ’58 Research Award

The purpose of the endowed fund is to provide financial support ($250 - $500) to establish undergraduate student research awards designed to recognize those students who have successfully undertaken a research experience in the natural sciences and related disciplines under the direction or mentorship of a faculty member in the field of study and to promote this research experience.  More information about the Sorrell Chesin ’58 Research Award.

Nomination Deadline: December 3, 2018

Graduate Student Research Awards

Supports graduate student research, scholarly, or creative activities, and conference participation in conjunction with a faculty member. This program is open to full- and part-time graduate students currently enrolled in one of Geneseo's graduate programs. Students may apply twice a year.  Maximum awards are $600 per semester/summer. Funded by the College. To apply contact Patty Hamilton-Rodgers, hamilton@geneseo.edu, 245-5804.

Application Deadlines: 8:00 am Mondays - September 10; November 5; February 4; April 22