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.
October 26th, 3:30-5:00 pm
The Office of Student Research is holding a virtual GIASR proposal writing workshop for students. This workshop will be held using Zoom, and students attending should have access to a computer with a microphone, webcam, and a reliable internet connection. This workshop should be helpful for proposals at any stage of the writing process, so it is not necessary to have a proposal draft already started to attend. However, students attending the workshop should have a research project idea in mind.
Register here by October 25th to attend the workshop.
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 receiving a grant for work over the summer may be enrolled 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.
|Semester||Call for Proposals||Deadline|
|Fall 2020||August 11th||August 28th|
|Spring 2021||October 14th||November 11th|
|Summer 2021*||March 3rd||April 7th|
*These dates are tentative and subject to change. For the official deadlines, please refer to the Call for Proposals.
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.