Student Awards for Research and Creativity Application

The Award

The Provost's Student Awards for Research and Creativity are grants available to students at CSU, Chico to complete original projects under the guidance of faculty or staff advisors. The awards are made available twice a year from funds allocated by the Provost. Grants for projects undertaken during the Fall and Spring semesters may be up to $850 for undergrads and $1,700 for graduate students. The Summer awards may be up to $2,500 for undergrads and up to $5,000 for graduate students. 

Fall 2018 SARC Announcement

Information sessions for the Provost’s Student Awards for Research and Creativity will be held on Wednesday, September 26th 12-1, Thursday, September 27th 11-12, and Friday, September 28th 2-3; in the SUTR 276P (UHUB classroom). The deadline for applications is 5 PM on Friday October 12th  in the Honors Program office, SUTR 150P. If you have questions, please contact Dawn Carlson @ or 530-898-5683.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must propose an original project and a budget justifying the requested size of the award.
  • Students must have a faculty or staff advisor.
  • Students need, except under extraordinary circumstances, a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Specific details about the application process can be found on the current application available below or by contacting the Honors Program office at (530)898-5749 or by emailing


The spring and summer award application processes run concurrently during the spring semester each year; while the fall application process occurs part way through the fall semester.

Informational sessions about the awards are held every semester. These sessions are advertised via campus announcements.

Current Award Opportunities

The Provost's Office has generously provided full funding for the 2018-2019 awards! In order to understand all the criteria associated with the Provost's Student Awards for Research and Creativity, potential applicants are also encouraged to review the following documents:

Fall 2018 Application (PDF)

Rating Rubric (PDF)

Student Awards for Research and Creativity Outcomes Report (PDF)

List of Previous Recipients of the Awards for Research and Creativity