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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2021-2022 Awardees

Congratulations to the following recipients of this grant for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

  • Jordan Froese (CSH) - Development of New Green Chemical Catalysts Through Enzyme Engineering
  • Ellen Whitehead (CSH) - Online Crowdfunding as an Emerging safety Net for American Families
  • Guy David (CSH) - Calculus with Non-Smooth Functions and Geometries
  • Sreyoshi Sarkar (CSH) - Finding Hope: Conflict Ecologies and Human-Nonhuman Encounters in Postcolonial Literature and Films 
  • Douglas Roossien (CSH) - Establishing the Drosophila Visual Circuit as a Model for Serotonin Neuron Development


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