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Dominican University support research, scholarship, and creative investigations by undergraduate students in collaboration with faculty mentors in several different ways:

  • Through grants/awards that support research, scholarly activities, and creative investigations
  • Through course credits for research
  • By providing students with opportunity to disseminate their work at the annual SI (Scholarship and Ideas) Expo. 

Currently, URSCI offers the initiatives below. All applications require students and faculty mentors to apply via the URSCI application hub:

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URSCI Student Research Assistant Grant

  • Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Employment based opportunity
  • The FULL grant provides funding for a student research assistant working with a faculty member. The student is paid $13/hour for a maximum of $1800 per term (with the expectation of ~138 hours of work). 
  • The MINI version of this grant provides funding for a student research assistant working with a faculty member. The student is paid $13/hour for a maximum of $900 per term (with the expectation of ~69 hours of work). 
  • This is a faculty driven application but requires both faculty and student to co-apply.
  • Deadlines:
    • August 25 (for fall)
    • December 1 (for spring)
    • April 3 (for summer)

URSCI Career Advancement Through Research Award

  • Fall and Spring
  • Non-employment-based opportunity (financial aid award)
  • Award provides support for students to assist and collaborate with a faculty mentor on research, scholarship, or creative projects in a field congruent with the students’ career interests. The student must choose/design a project with their faculty mentor and specifying goals and learning outcomes that they can directly apply to their future careers.
  • This is a student driven application but requires both faculty mentor and student to co-apply.
  • Up to $1500 Student Financial Aid Award (approximate time commitment for full award of ~ 7-8 hours/week per term). 
  • Deadline:
    • January 13 (for spring)
    • August 18 (for fall)

URSCI Summer Scholar Grant

  • Summer
  • The summer grant is awarded to students who want to pursue an individual research project in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Typically, it is expected that the student has already done some work on the project and is in a position to clearly state the goals of the project and establish milestones he/she/they wish to accomplish. The grant awards $3000 to the student and $500 to the faculty mentor who will be working with the student. The summer scholars receive a tuition credit for 3 research course credits for the summer.
  • This is a student driven application but requires both faculty and student to co-apply.
  • Deadline: April 3

URSCI Research or Conference Travel Support Grant

  • This grant provides funds to support the cost of conducting research. The grant reimburses student researchers for material purchases, certain travel cost, including the cost to present at a conference. 
  • Deadline: rolling, year-round

Research for Course Credit

  • All departments can grant course credit for completed department-approved projects.

Special Opportunity Awards

  • These awards provide support for student driven projects and initiatives that do not fit the narrative of the previous grants. Contact the URSCI Director Irina Calin-Jageman directly at ursci@dom.edu to set up a consultation about whether a certain project or initiative can be funded through this award. Funds are typically limited to $1500 per project.

Questions? Contact the Director of URSCI, Irina Calin-Jageman at ursci@dom.edu