Office of Student Research

Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research

Truman’s Office of Student Research sponsors $750 Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research (GIASR) projects each semester. The purpose of this grant 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 may not receive a GIASR award during the same semester that they are funded through another program such as TruScholars or McNair. Students are only eligible for one GIASR award per call. Students receiving a grant for work over the summer can enroll in courses during the summer semester. Students can only receive two terms of GIASR 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.


Application deadlines

Semester Call for Proposals Deadline
Summer 2024 March 4 March 29
Fall 2024 April 1 May 1
Spring 2024 October 27 December 1

*These dates are tentative and subject to change. For the official deadlines, please refer to the Call for Proposals.

Student accountability

Students with funded GIASR projects are required to submit a final report on their projects by the end of the program period (i.e. the last day of classes during the awarded semester). Funding of a GIASR student for a second semester will depend on progress made in the first funding period.