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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2019-2020 Awardees

Congratulations to the following recipients of this grant for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

  • Dane Minnick (COH) – “Assessment of social work graduates’ initial substance use intervention capacities in Indiana”
  • Andrew Luttrell (CSH) – "The Use of Moral Arguments in Social Change Advocacy"
  • Guilherme Garcia (CSH) – "Data visualization and analysis in second language research"
  • Mary Konkle (CSH) – "Investigating MitoNEET as a Redox Switch in Type-2 Diabetes"
  • Kristin Barry (CAP) – "Architecture and War: An analysis and methodology for the remediation of culture and the built environment"
  • Daniele Nardi (CSH) – "Proprioceptive Decline and Floor-Slant Awareness in Older Adults"
  • Caity Placek (CSH) – "Life Histories & Mind-Body Treatments for Opioid Addicted Women: A Case Study in India"
  • Lisa Hawkins and Nicole Martin (TC) – "The Study of Teacher Preparation of Literacy Instruction"
  • Bangshuai Han (CSH) – "Impacts of Wetland Restoration and Climate Change on Streamflow of the Ohio River Basin"
  • Wendy Koslicki (CSH) – "Military origin, law enforcement use: determining the contexts and predictors of police use of 1033 Program acquisitions"


For questions regarding the ASPiRE Program, please contact the program’s manager or email us.