Flagler College Internal Funding Awards may vary in total amount available from year to year. There are three student research award categories: Materials Awards, Dissemination Awards and Research Awards. Review the sections describing each award, then carefully review the Undergraduate Student Research Grant Guidelines before preparing your application.
The Materials Grant supports rigorous independent research that involves exploration in materials resulting in the production of artifacts, community interactions or individual bodies of expressive work.
The Research Grant supports student research (including preliminary and exploratory work, including community-integrative projects) for substantial, in-depth projects that demonstrate focused, intellectually rigorous perspectives on the topics at hand.
The Dissemination Grant supports the dissemination of research in a number of ways, including, but not limited to, students who are invited to lead presentations of their independent work at a professional or scholarly conference, and students who exhibit, publish articles, literature, or other papers or documents.
To encourage undergraduate students from all disciplines to participate in independent research and creative projects in collaboration with Flagler College faculty.
Proposal applications are due at 5 p.m. on the following dates:
Funds must be used between the end of the semester the grant is awarded and June 15. The project, however, may continue past this date. (Note: the period of time that the student will be working on the project must be clearly detailed in the timeline included with the application). A student/group may reapply for additional funding for a project, but preference will be given to those who have not received grant money.
The maximum amount available for a single grant is $500. Typically, grants can be used for activities in direct support of the research project (e.g., field sites, museums, historic sites), most materials and equipment, and travel to conferences. Students may develop individual projects or may work together on group projects. In either situation, each student must apply for funding separately.
When applicable, all purchases (e.g., leftover materials and equipment) must remain at Flagler College after the project is completed as property of the mentor’s department, and any unused funds must be returned to the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Grants may not be used for stipends (e.g., salary for applicant or any assistants) or incentives for human subjects.
Students are encouraged to submit as many proposals as they wish; however, they may only be approved for one completed proposal.
Students must submit online an application package with five components (see below). The total package cannot exceed 6 pages plus literature cited; longer applications will not be accepted). Each page must be typed, in 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, with 1-inch margins. The timeline can be double-spaced. Applications that do not adhere to this format or are incomplete will not be reviewed.
Complete the form that most appropriately fits the type of grant you are requesting (materials, research, or dissemination).
The letter should include:
The proposal needs to be clear and concise. Please remember that the reviewers are faculty members from all academic disciplines and may not understand discipline-specific jargon. Therefore, your proposal should be written for an educated individual, but one outside your area of expertise. We encourage you to seek the assistance from the faculty mentor and/or the Flagler College Writing Center in creating your proposal.
The proposal should include the following sections:
Specifically detail various expenses for which funds are being requested, where supplies will be purchased (if appropriate), and explain why each expense is necessary for the completion or presentation of the project. Please refer to the Undergraduate Research Grant Budget Guidelines as you prepare your budget.
Offer a tentative schedule for completion of the project. Outline all activities related to the project during the course of the grant period. The timeline may extend beyond June 15; however, the grant money must be spent by this date.
The requested budget is justified and necessary for the completion of the project.
The mentor endorses the project and assures the reviewers that no other funds exist for parts/all of the project.
Proposals must be clear, concise, and understandable for faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds. Strong proposals will also meet the following criteria: