Student researchers and Dr. Hillard at the Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature

Student Research Project Grants

As you become connected to various research projects across campus, you will find yourself with opportunities to travel, or engage in other kinds of hands-on work related to research. Often, the department or other campus entity can cover the costs of your engagement in research, but sometimes you will need to fund part or all of that experience yourself. That’s where our grants program comes in. Student Research Project Grants support activities where students incur expenses directly related to conducting research. This might include travel to present at or attend a conference, a trip to an archive or field site to conduct research, expenses for a community outreach project, research-related supplies, or other opportunities. If there is a measurable outcome directly related to your education at Seattle U, the grants program may be for you.

This year, departments, centers, offices, student groups, programs and other SU entities may apply to Student Research to fund a student or students for a particular opportunity, or to propose an event or other research-based project in which students are the direct, primary beneficiaries.

See the resources below for submission guidelines and examples of successful grant proposals.

Past Recipients

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Genevieve Jesse, International Studies

Research at Pentagon, Malian Embassy, National Security Archive and Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Serena Oduro, History

Internship, Whitney Museum, NY. Independent research project on Nigerian artist Toyin Ojih Odutola.

Ben Hughes
Ben Hughes, Kinesiology

Supplies for lab work on chronic exercise and final exam stress.

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Olga Musinina, Biochemistry

Lab supplies for research on synthesizing pharmaceuticals to treat cancer or bacterial infections.

Student Research Grants & Travel Awards

Need funding for your research?

Applications are welcome at anytime during the academic year.  All currently enrolled Seattle University students are welcome to apply.

The Student Research Grant has helped me pursue my passion for research by allowing me to purchase unique supplies…The opportunity to work with a team and design my own research experiments has allowed me to practice skills I will be using in my future career…to better understand plastic pollution.

Diana Dimarco Marine and Conservation Biology