Truman’s Office of Student Research sponsors $750 Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research (GIASR) projects each semester. The purpose of this grants is to promote a culture of research, scholarship, and creative activity at Truman while providing the flexibility to accommodate different research styles and requirements. Projects supported by this program should involve original research but may encompass a variety of activities including obtaining preliminary data or information, exploring new topics, and continuing ongoing projects.
Students from all disciplines are invited to apply. To be eligible for funding, you must be a currently enrolled, full-time Truman undergraduate or graduate student. You must be mentored by a Truman faculty member, be in good academic standing, and plan to graduate no earlier than the semester during which the grant work is to be carried out.
Students participating in the TruScholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program may not receive a GIASR award during the summer, but may apply for support during the fall and spring semesters. Students receiving a grant for work over the summer may be enrolled in courses during the summer semester. Students can only receive two terms of grant support.
To apply for the Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research Program, students should first identify a Truman faculty or staff member who agrees to serve as the student’s research mentor, then work with the research mentor to prepare the application materials.
|Semester||Call for Proposals||Deadline|
|Fall 2018||Aug. 13th, 2018||Aug. 27th, 2018|
|Spring 2019||Oct. 26th, 2018||Nov. 27th, 2018|
|Summer 2019||March 3rd, 2019||April 15th, 2019|
Students that are funded will provide dissemination materials to the Office of Student Research in a format suitable for publication on the OSR website by the first day of the semester following the grant term or the last day of the semester that the student graduates, whichever is sooner. Examples include a web-ready video describing or demonstrating the work or a research progress report with an accompanying picture of the student. Funding of a GIASR application for a second semester will depend on progress made in the first funding period.