Listed below are the Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines. Penn State Behrend students also may request funding support for conference travel, when available.
2019-20 Undergraduate Student Research Support Deadlines
|Final Reports to Associate Dean||Friday, September 18, 2020|
|Final Reports to Associate Dean||Friday, November 20, 2020|
2020-21 Undergraduate Student Research Support Deadlines
Undergraduate Student Academic Year Research Grant 2020-2021 (For research conducted in the spring semester)
|Request for Proposals||Wednesday, September 9, 2020|
|Submission Deadline||Wednesday, September 23, 2020|
|School Director Review Completed||Wednesday, October 21, 2020|
|Notification of Acceptance/Rejection||Friday, October 23, 2020|
|Project Begin||First day of classes, Spring 2021|
|Projects Completed/Funds Expended||Last day of final exams, Spring 2021|
|Final Reports to Associate Dean||Friday, September 17, 2021|
Undergraduate Student Research Award
Please complete this Nomination Form (the link to the application form is made active during the submission period) for those students whom you feel have excelled in research.
|Request for Nominations||Friday, November 6, 2020|
|Nominations to Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies||Friday, February 5, 2021|
|Announcement of Award||Friday, February 12, 2021|
Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship 2021
|Request for Proposals||Monday, February 8, 2021|
|Submission Deadline||Tuesday, March 12, 2021|
|School Director Review Completed||Friday, March 19, 2021|
|Notification of Acceptance/Rejection||Friday, March 26, 2021|
|Project Begins||Monday, May 10, 2021|
|Projects Completed/Funds Expended||Friday, August 13, 2021|
|Final Reports to Associate Dean||Friday, November 19, 2021|
Conference Travel for Penn State Behrend Students
Program currently suspended due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions.
Rolling Review: Applications due 30 days prior to travel
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, up to a maximum of two, in the area designated on the application for additional participants. DUE TO LIMITATIONS OF FUNDS, SUPPORT FOR STUDENT TRAVEL WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE STUDENTS PER PRESENTATION, AND TWO PRESENTATIONS PER CONFERENCE.
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.