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Funding your research

There are two ways to fund your research

OUR funding

Fall and Winter

The Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to supporting UMass Dartmouth undergraduates in all aspects of their research endeavors. We are pleased to offer small research grants to help offset the costs of performing research projects, with research being broadly conceived and taking place in any and all disciplines. Research awards are primarily for consumable materials, incentives, or research-related travel

Summer

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers a competitive summer stipend initiative to facilitate the fulltime research activity of UMass Dartmouth undergraduates during summer. As with all OUR programs, research is broadly conceived and takes place in any and all disciplines. All UMass Dartmouth undergraduates who will re-enroll in Fall 2020 are eligible to apply.

The submission deadline for Summer 2020 is 5pm, April 1, 2020.

Questions should be directed to Dr. David Manke, and completed applications should be sent directly to our@umassd.edu

External Funding

Numerous groups outside UMass Dartmouth provide funding for undergraduate research.

  • Federal agencies (eg. NSF)
  • Professional societies
  • Private foundations

External funding sources and associated UMassD contacts: 

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
contact Prof. Catherine Gardner, Philosophy, Womens' & Gender Studies
cgardner@umassd.edu

Barry Goldwater Scholarship
contact Prof. David Manke, Chemistry
dmanke@umassd.edu

Fulbright
contact Prof. Tim Walker, History
twalker@umassd.edu

Marshall Scholarship
contact Prof. Catherine Gardner, Philosophy, Womens' & Gender Studies
cgardner@umassd.edu

All art and museum grants
contact Prof. Pamela Karimi, Art History
pamela.karimi@umassd.edu

White House Fellowships & Internships
contact Amelia Scott, Career Development Center
ascott4@umassd.edu

In addition to these listed sources, you may have found other organizations that provide funding for undergraduate research. See your faculty advisor and OUR for help. 

If you have questions about the funding opportunities listed below, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research, our@umassd.edu

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