Spring 2019 Undergraduate Funding Awards for Research and Travel


The Office of Student Research (OSR) offers awards to undergraduate students to defray costs associated with student-initiated research. The maximum award is $500 for single researchers, $1000 for two co-researchers and $1500 for three co-researchers.  Research includes creative activities in theatre, music, art and graphic arts and animation, projects in departments in arts and sciences as well as business and education. Students seeking funding for research posters should use OSR’s Poster Printing Service.

Round 1 applications are due February 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Round 2 applications are due March 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Students must spend funds by April 30, 2019.   

Application Procedures

  1. Students must complete all OSR Pre-Application Tutorials and score at least a 70 for each BEFORE submitting the application.
  2. Request access to Pre-Application Tutorials using this link. You will be added to the Canvas site, where you will see the three modules for Tutorials. Students who were previously awarded a research or travel grant (provisional awards do not count) are not required to complete the Tutorials. If you are unsure, please contact OSR. Applications from students who have not completed the tutorial will not be reviewed.
  3. For students conducting human subject or animal research, you must have your IRB or IACUC application approved BEFORE applying for funding, as you will have to provide documentation of approval.
  4. OSR will no longer make provisional funding decisions (i.e. give awards pending the submission of additional paperwork).
  5. All funds will be disbursed by check to the student applicant(s).

To Apply

  1. Download Undergraduate Funding for Research and Travel CFA and Application  and Faculty Acknowledgement Form.
  2. Request access to Pre-Application Tutorials using this link.
  3. Once access is confirmed, take the Tutorials (less than 15 minutes combined) and the relevant quizzes.
  4. Once you receive confirmation of your successful completion of the tutorials, you can complete and submit the hard copy of your application and Faculty Acknowledgement Form to the Office of Student Research, Library 154 by the deadlines. Applications without the Faculty Acknowledgement Form will not be reviewed.

Questions? Contact Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research, andersoncs2@longwood.edu

External Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities: January 2019


Summer 2019 REU Program in Translational Ecology

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY

Program Dates: May 20 – August 9, 2019

Deadline: January 25, 2019

Website: https://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program

Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.  $6,600 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free on-campus housing. Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well.

Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates in Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN)

Program Dates: May 29 – August 1, 2019

Deadline: January 25, 2019

Website: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/

Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply. Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.  $4,500 stipend. On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

PIKSI Summer Institute

Penn State University, MIT

Program Dates: PIKSI Rock (June 17-28, 2019); PIKSI Boston (June 20-27, 2019)

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Website: http://www.piksi.org/

PIKSI (Philosophy in an Inclusive Key) at Penn State University and MIT seeks to encourage underrepresented students to study philosophy. Transportation, room and board, and a stipend are provided.

Cancer-Focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR) Program

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Website: https://case.edu/cancer/training-education/cancer-focused-summer-undergraduate-research-cansur

The goal of the program is to generate excitement for a future career in cancer research in highly motivated undergraduates and help them prepare for the next stage in their careers.   Thirty-two undergraduates from across the country will work with one of 82 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.

NSF/REU Undergraduate Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering

Virginia Tech

Program Dates: May 28 – August 2, 2019

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Website: http://lewas.ictas.vt.edu/nsf-reu-site/reu-online-application

Rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students from all U.S. colleges/universities are invited to apply for a 10-week NSF/REU summer research program in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech.  A stipend of $500/week ($5000 total), housing, meals, and travel expenses are provided. Ten students will be recruited for this program; two applicants will be selected for travel to India for research at The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).

University of Tennessee Space Institute Summer Research Intern Program

Program Dates: June 10, 2019 – August 19, 2019

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Website: www.utsi.edu/utsi-summer-research-intern-program

The Summer Research Intern Program at UTSI provides research experiences to undergraduate students majoring in engineering, science, or mathematics. Interns are assigned to the supervision of one or more UTSI professors and given a long-term research project to complete over the course of the summer. Additional, educational opportunities are provided, including engineering seminars and a career panel discussion. Salary: $3510 stipend ($13.00/hr x 30 hrs/wk x 9 wks). Location: UTSI campus in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mechanisms of Evolution

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Program Dates: May 28 – August 2, 2019

Deadline: March 3, 2019

Website: https://www.unlv.edu/lifesciences/moereu.

This NSF supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Participants receive a $5,750 stipend, travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.




Call For Nominations for 2018 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards


The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites current Longwood University undergraduate students from all programs, departments and colleges to nominate faculty for the 2018 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards (FEMA). OSR will award eight $1000 awards to selected faculty. Only tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical educators, lecturers, visiting professors and administrative and professional faculty with academic rank are eligible for nomination.

The deadline to submit completed forms is April 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Last year’s recipients of the award are not eligible.

2018 FEMA Call For Nominations 

2018 FEMA Application

Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO) Program

Deadline: October 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply for the Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO) program. CURIO student researchers engage in student-initiated research and submit a manuscript to an undergraduate, graduate or professional scholarly journal for publication.  The Spring Only Option runs during the spring semester.  Students receive a $1200 stipend and faculty mentors receive a $1500 stipend. The Spring-Through-Summer Option includes the spring semester, a 2-week virtual summer session and a 3-week summer writing retreat in residence. Students receive an $1800 stipend and faculty mentors receive a $2000 stipend. For more information and application form, follow this link: http://solomon.longwood.edu/offices–departments/office-of-student-research/initiatives/curio/


How to Successfully Apply for Student Research Funding Workshop

November 2, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Maugans Prince Edward Room

Do you want to fund your undergraduate research project, but don’t know where to start? Do you want to increase your chances of getting funded by the Office of Student Research? Are you unsure if a topic in your major qualifies for student funding? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this workshop and learn what kinds of expenses are eligible for funding, how to clearly describe your project and other tips that increase your likelihood of submitting a successful application. This is a great opportunity to prepare for the two funding cycles in Spring 2018.  Students from all disciplines are welcome to attend the workshop, which will feature hot appetizers. Registration is free, but required. Please use the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/tbKVm01hjH2ZR96P2 . Participation is limited to the first 24 students who register, although additional sessions may be added if there is sufficient interest.

OSR is Back on the Blogs!!!

In order to make it easier for faculty and students to find the most current information from the Office of Student Research, we are once again posting information on Inquiry, the blog site for the Office of Student Research.

Students Publish in Undergraduate Research Journal


Alexander W. Morton and Casey Gailey published papers in the 2016 issue of Incite: Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship. Morton published a paper entitled, “Worth More Than a Thousand Words: A Visual Rhetorical Discussion of Virtual Reality in ‘Clouds Over Sidra.’”  Gailey published a paper entitled, “Who Says: How Selena Gomez and the Scene Attempt to Subvert Popular Standards of Beauty.

Fall 2016 Faculty Opportunities


Summer Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (SURI)

The SURI program is an eight-week summer research experience for fields beyond the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. For 30-40 hours per week, students work on a faculty member’s research project and develop their own individual research project. For selected teams, faculty will receive a $7,000 stipend and students will receive a $3,500 stipend, boarding in a dormitory (or stipend for off-campus housing) and meal plan fees.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2016

2016 Call for Applications

SURI Application: Faculty Section, Student Section


Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO)

CURIO is a Spring semester research experience. Students work as a research assistant on a faculty member’s research as well as develop a research proposal based on their own research. Faculty provide mentorship for the student’s research project. For selected faculty-student teams, students receive $1000 for 100 hours of work ($10/hr. for 10 weeks) and faculty receive $1500. This is ideal for students who want to gain a head start on research for a larger project, such as senior seminar.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2016 October 24, 2016

Application DeadlineNovember 18, 2016  October 24, 2016

Full Call for Applications

Student Section of Application

Faculty Section of Application