In general, projects submitted to the research competition involve a systematic process of investigation or study that will produce facts or theories, apply such knowledge to problem-solving within the discipline or in society, or pursue a specific avenue of inquiry. Results of research should be worthy of submission for publication in refereed journals and should serve as foundation for an external funding application.

Requested support can be in the form of summer stipend, supplemental assigned time, summer graduate research assistantship, and/or supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET).

Apply for this grant through our online portal. Recipients must also provide a final report.

Pre-Submission Review Due: December 15

Final Submission Deadline: January 8

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2020-2021 Awardees

Congratulations to the following recipients of this grant for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

  • Karen Han (CCIM) Social Support and Network Effect: The Benefit of Mobile Health (mHealth) Among Cancer Patients
  • Elsayed Zahran (CSH) – Heterostructured Bismuth-Based Metal Oxides Photocatalysts for the Degradation of Halogenated Volatile Organic Contaminants
  • Ai-Chu Ding (TC) – Supporting Struggling Learners’ Disciplinary Literacy and Computational Thinking through an Adaptive Game-Based Learning Design Model
  • Andrew Markelz (TC) Evaluating the Effects of Teacher Praise Variability on Student Behaviors
  • Huseyin Ergin (CSH) – A Model-Driven Alternative to Programming in Blocks Using Rule-Based Transformations
  • Drew Lazar (CSH) Survival and Machine Learning Analysis of Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Health Data
  • Jean-Charles Lebeau (COH) – Exercise as an intervention strategy to reduce cancer-related cognitive impairments and improve quality of life in cancer patients


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