Undergrad Awards for Research and Creativity
The Provost's Undergraduate Awards for Research and Creativity are grants available to undergraduate 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 $500, while the Summer awards may be up to $2000. The Spring and Summer award application processes run concurrently during the first half of 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 and are posted on the Honors website.
Any undergraduate student may apply for these awards.
- 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 email@example.com.
Current Award Opportunities:
The Provost's Office generously provided funding for the 2012-2013 awards! At this time all application period deadlines have passed. Please see below for the names of the 2012-2013 award recipients. If funding is made available for 2013-2014 awards, the announcement and application process will begin in August.
The Application (PDF) LEFT AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE ONLY!
2012-2013 Undergraduate Award Recipients
||Criminal Justice/Sociology||Images and Perceptions of Restorative Justice||$500|
||Computer Engineering||FPGA OpenFlow Switch||$500|
||Computer Science||Improving Models of Protein Interaction Network Evolution||$500|
||Sociology||Constructing Sexual Identities in a Shifting Context||$500|
|Crystal Vasquez||Nutrition & Food Science||Effects of Parental Food Attitudes and Restrictions During Childhood on Young Adult College Students' Eating Behaviors||$500|
|Samantha Bailey||Psychology||The Relationship between Self-esteem and Sexuality||$55|
|Jamie Blankenship||Art Studio||Past and Present: Digital Techniques and Historic Photographic Processes||$500|
||Biological Sciences||The Timing of Oak Gall Development and Its Significance to the Ecology of the California Gall Wasp||$465|
|Cameron Estes-Clifford||Psychology||Testing the Hypothesis that Lactobacillus G.G. will Increase Vagal Tone in Humans||$500|
|Andrew Reuther||Anthropology||Modoc War Documentary||$240|
|Matthew Ritenour||Anthropology||Modoc War Documentary||$240|
|Kelsea Rossow||Anthropology||Modoc War Documentary||$500|
||Agriculture||Investing Novel Collaborative Glass Blow in Techniques||$2000|
||Psychology||The Spontaneous Suppression and Amplification of Emotional Facial Expressions in Different Attachment Styles||$2000|
||Cellular & Molecular Biology||Infecting Neurons Using Attenuated Lentiviruses||$2000|
||Mechatronic Engineering||Development of a Highly Articulated Humanoid Bipedal Robot: A Platform for Robotics Competition and Research||$2000|
||Art||San Pedro, Guatemala: Help Paint My Future||$2000|
||Art||Attending Frogman's Print Workshop||$2000|
||Art||Haystack Mountain School of Crafts With Sonja Clark||$2000|
|Crystal Vasquez||Nutrition & Food Science||Teaching Health at Every Size® in a Fat Phobic World||$2000|
|Abigail Whittaker||Environmental Science||Accounting for Agricultural Yield Gaps Through Analysis of Ecosystem Service Provision in a Human-Altered Landscape||$2000|
See Previous Recipients of Awards for Research and Creativity