Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines

Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines

Listed below are the Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines.

Penn State Behrend students may also request funding support for conference travel.


Undergraduate Student Research Award

Nomination Form (PDF) | (Word)

Research Award Deadlines

ACTION ITEM DEADLINE
Request for Nominations Friday, November 3, 2017
Nominations to Senior Associate Dean Friday, February 9, 2018
Announcement of Award Friday, February 16, 2018

 

Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference

Visit the Undergraduate and Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference site for more details. Please note that non-Penn State Behrend students are also eligible to submit abstracts.

Conference Deadlines

ACTION ITEM DEADLINE
First Call for Abstracts Early November 2017
Last Call for Abstracts Mid-January 2018
Online Abstract Submission Opens Early January 2018
Abstracts Submission Mid-February 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection Late March 2018
Conference Held Saturday, April 14, 2018

 

Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship

Application Form (The link to the application form is made active during the proposal period.)

ACTION ITEM DEADLINE
Request for Proposals Monday, December 1, 2017
Proposals to School Director Friday, February 9, 2018
Proposals to Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Friday, February 23, 2018
Announcement of Grants Wednesday, March 9, 2018
Project Begins Monday, May 7, 2018
Projects Completed/Funds Expended Friday, August 17, 2018
Final Reports to Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Friday, November 30, 2018

 

Undergraduate Student Academic Year Research Grant

Application Form (The link to the application form is made active during the proposal period.)

Academic Year Grant Deadlines

ACTION ITEM DEADLINE
Request for Proposals Friday, February 12, 2018
Proposals to School Director Friday, April 6, 2018
Proposals to Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Friday, April 20, 2018
Announcement of Grants Friday, May 4, 2018
Project Begins Monday, August 20, 2018
Projects Completed/Funds Expended Friday, April 26, 2019
Final Reports to Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Friday, September 20, 2019

 

Conference Travel for Penn State Behrend Students

Penn State undergraduates who are presenting the results of their research or creative work at national or regional professional conferences may request financial support to defray the costs of attendance at the conference. If the request is approved, the student's college of enrollment Dean's Office, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the sponsoring academic department will each share 1/3 of the costs. If the student is enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College, the distribution will be 1/4 college, 1/4 Undergraduate Education, 1/4 department, and 1/4 Schreyer Honors College. The contribution from the Office of Undergraduate Education is capped at $400 per student. Students must be a conference presenter to be eligible for Undergraduate Education funding and the presentation must be related to the student's academic program.

Please submit only one application for each presentation. If there are multiple undergraduate presenters for a project, please complete only one application (under the name of one of the student presenters) and add the names of co-presenters in the area designated on the application for additional participants.

In order to complete this application correctly and avoid delays in your approval process, it is essential that you download the document "Instructions for Completing Approvals Section" found in the gray bar under the heading Competition Files on this page. The application may not be completed without the information on that download. Upon completion of the form, a letter of support from the faculty mentor will be requested through the InfoReady site. Upon receipt of the letter, the application will be routed to the student's academic department for approval and forwarded to the college's associate dean's office. Requests for funding should be initiated at least thirty (30) days before the travel date. Upon approval by the associate dean's office the application will be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Education (or the Schreyer Honors College, if appropriate, which will then send it to the Office of Undergraduate Education). Once all approvals are obtained, the Office of Undergraduate Education will notify the college associate dean's office.

REMINDER: Group presentations should be submitted as one application under the name of one of the presenters with additional students listed in the designated section. These applications will be considered for awards based on the costs for the entire group of students to attend. Group applications should include shared housing and travel costs whenever possible to create economical use of limited funding. The contribution from Undergraduate Education will not exceed $400/student and is a matching fund as in the case of individual applications.