Student Research Grants at Millersville University

STUDENT RESEARCH AT MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY

Every year MU makes over $130,000 available to support student and student-faculty research or creative work. These funds create opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary for professional success after graduation. Many of the funds are open to all students, while others are restricted to specific majors. Funding ranges between $500 and $5,000 and varies by program and project type.

Information on specific funding programs including application forms, funding guidelines, eligibility requirements, and program-specific contact information can be found below. Though some of the awards are listed as "scholarships" they all support programs where research or creative activity is emphasized.

Please feel free to contact Jeffry.porter@millersville.edu with any questions.

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BIOLOGY STUDENT INVESTIGATOR
Supports student research. Any student engaged in independent research is eligible to apply. Preference to BIOL 498 or 499.

Due first Friday in December (December 1, 2023)

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STUDENT TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

Students with a major within the College of Science and Technology who are presenting their research or who are participating in an academic competition as the sole/lead presenter/competitor are eligible to apply

No deadline - applications accepted on a rolling basis. 

JOSEPH AND MARIANNE NOLT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Awarded as tuition for thesis courses and as a grant to support scholarly or applied research associated with the thesis.

Due April 12, 2024

KAREN A. MURLEY SURF PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRY
This program is open to the exceptional chemistry majors of the chemistry department and is limited to two students.

Murley Info here

KEEVER BIOLOGY RESEARCH TRAINING FUND
Supports research by undergraduate biology majors.

Due February 28, 2024

MUSE - MENTORED UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
10-week long intensive student-faculty research or creative experience. ALL MU students are encouraged to apply - students from all disciplines and majors are supported.

Due February 23, 2024

NEIMYER HODGESON RESEARCH GRANT
Provide grants for student scholarly and creative projects, including those in the humanities, arts, and sciences. Applications accepted twice a year.

Due October 13, 2023; February 9, 2024

NOONAN ENDOWMENT FUND
Supports student participation in conferences and performance competitions, field trips, and programs bringing speakers/consultants/activities to the campus for the benefit of large numbers of students.

Due October 6, 2023; February 16, 2024

OGSPR DISCRETIONARY FUND
Funding is available through the OGSPR Discretionary Fund supports student travel to present.

Rolling Deadline

PARKS ENDOWMENT
Supports developing a botanical research project in collaboration with a faculty member that will lead to the presentation of research results in the Dr. James C. Parks Memorial Lecture in their senior year.

Due April 12, 2024

POSITIVE ENERGY FUND
Faculty, staff and/or students can apply to receive up to $2,500 for projects that advance the Global Goals. Students can apply HERE. Faculty can apply HERE.

Due March 29, 2024

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
The PCSW welcomes funding proposals that address issues and concerns pertaining to campus women, with an eye towards long-term influence.

Applications due December 6, 2024

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FELLOWSHIP
The President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship is a paid summer Research Mentoring Fellowship (RMF) for underrepresented or first generation undergraduate students.

Rolling Deadline, applications to be reviewed starting February 1st until cohort is full

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PROGRAM FUND
The President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion supports programs that create, sustain, and promotye a climate fostering cultural.

Due September 29, 2023; February 23, 2024

RACHEL CARSON/LIDDELL FIELD COURSE BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Supports field course studies for any School of Sciences and Mathematics major.

Due February 9, 2024

STUDENT GRANTS FOR RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
Funds requested must be related to faculty-supervised research or creative project or to their undergraduate or graduate thesis. Applications accepted twice a year.

Due October 6, 2023; February 9, 2024

SUSAN P. LUEK ENDOWMENT
Supports student-faculty research needs within the department of Psychology

Rolling Deadline

WICKERSHAM-BURROWES FUND FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS
Supports projects enriching the educational experience of MU arts students.

Rolling Deadline

MADE IN MILLERSVILLE (APRIL 9, 2024)
The annual event embraces field and laboratory work as well as projects in the visual and performing arts such as creative writing, music, drama, debate, public speaking, and other activities.

Applications open: November 20, 2023, and close: February 19, 2024

Academic Year 2023-2024 Deadlines

    Due Date

                                            Program

3/31/2023

Karen A. Murley Surf Program in Chemistry

9/29/2023

President's Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Program Fund

10/6/2023

Noonan Endowment Fund

10/6/2023

Student Grants for Research and Creative Activity

10/13/2023

Neimeyer Hodgson Research Grant

12/1/2023

Biology Student Investigator

12/6/2024

President's Commission on the Status of Women

2/9/2024

Neimeyer Hodgson Research Grant

2/9/2024

Rachel Carson/Liddell Field Course Biology Scholarship

2/9/2024

Student Grants for Research and Creative Activity

2/19/2024

Made In Millersville

2/23/2024

President's Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Program Fund

2/23/2024

Muse - Mentored Undergraduate Summer Fellowship

2/28/2024

Keever Biology Research Training Fund

03/16/24

Noonan Endowment Fund

3/29/2024

Positive Energy Fund

4/12/2024

Joseph and Marianne Nolt Family Scholarship Fund

4/12/2024

Parks Endowment

Rolling Deadline

College of Science and Technology Student Travel Fellowship

Rolling Deadline

OGSPR Discretionary Fund

Rolling Deadline

President's Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

Rolling Deadline

Susan P. Luek Endowment

Rolling Deadline

Wickersham-Burrowes