Discover Grant money can be used to pay for things that help make the proposed research happen. It can pay for equipment, necessary travel for research, survey prizes, student pay (see note below), etc. Since these awards are meant to increase and enhance undergraduate research opportunities at UR, preference is given to proposals that demonstrate clearly that the funding enables a research opportunity to happen where it would not otherwise occur.
Please note: This grant money cannot be used to pay a student for work for which they are receiving academic credit; in general, requests for student pay during the academic year will be denied. Grant money may be used as a stipend for UR matriculated, degree-seeking undergraduate students ONLY; all other requests for pay will be denied.
All student pay will be calculated in accordance with the UR Student Wage Guide. To ensure the requested wage is appropriate for the position's require,emits, please refer to the Student Employment Classification Guide.
The Office of Undergraduate Research administers the program. Proposals are reviewed by a group of faculty with expertise in disciplines scattered representatively throughout the College. This group makes recommendations to the Director of Undergraduate Research and the Dean of the College, who make final funding decisions.