Biology Student Investigator Grant

Biology Student Investigator Grant

Biology Student Investigator (BSI) grants are available to support student research.  Any student engaged in independent research is eligible to apply although first preference will be given to students enrolled in a BIOL 498 or 499 (Independent Study or Honors Thesis).  This applies to enrollment in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semesters.  If you plan to enroll in Biol 498 or 499 in Spring 2020, the letter from your faculty supervisor should clearly indicate your intent to register for this course. 

In order to apply, you must submit a research plan with a budget.  The budget may not include a stipend, but may include costs to attend, to prepare materials for presentation, or to travel to conferences helpful to your research efforts.  Sample budget available here.  If you are requesting funds to attend a conference please attach a submitted abstract or copy of the registration form or meeting announcement. If this documentation is not yet available the letter from your faculty supervisor should describe meeting attendance plans.

Applications open Spring 2021.

Selection will be based on the merits of the proposals.  There is no minimum award, and the current maximum award will not exceed $1,800. 

We encourage you to apply!

Biology Student Investigator Guidelines

Biology Student Investigator Application

Faculty Sponsor Letter of Support

Final Report and Payment Information

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Rene Munoz via email, or at 717.871.4457.