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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Award Opportunities:
The Provost's Office generously provided full funding for the 2013-2014 awards! All funds have been now been awarded and we congratulate those students whose project applications were chosen. Please check back in August for information on awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. In order to understand all the criteria associated with the Provost's Undergrad Awards for Research and Creativity, potential applicants are also encouraged to review the following documents:
Spring/Summer 2014 Application (PDF) (LEFT AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE ONLY)
2013-2014 Undergraduate Award Recipients
|Amie French||Agricultural Business||Consumer Preference for Locally Grown Pecans||$500|
|Megan Miller||Criminal Justice||Rehabilitation and Reintegration Through Alternative Custody Supervision||$500|
|Megan Bacchini||Criminal Justice||Rehabilitation and Reintegration Through Alternative Custody Supervision||$500|
|Shane Price||Psychology||The Hormonal Effects of Emotionally-relevant Chemosignals in Human Axillary Secretions||$500|
|Amber Rutter||Geology||Analyzing CO2 Changes in Ancient Fossils||$500|
|Hugh Hammond||Music Composition & Recording Arts||Musical Torus Sculptures||$500|
|Aithne Loeblich||Biological Sciences||An Education-based Approach to the Monitoring and Conservation of Bats in Northern California||$500|
|Shane Price||Psychology||The Hormonal Effect of Emotionally-Relevant Chemosignals||$500|
|Ravi Shankar||Chemistry||Mathematical Modeling of Tsunami Propagation over Complex Topographies||$500|
|Gage Alvernaz||Cell and Molecular Biology||Role of Autophagy during Influenza Virus Infection of Macrophages||$2000|
|Clara Bergamini||Anthropology||Artistic Expression, Amami Children and Their Non-Human Neighbors||$2000|
|Kelly Gundert||Spanish||Finding a Voice in Chapala, Mexico||$2000|
|Gregory Hinds||Civil Engineering||Integrated Wastewater Management in the Lake Atitlan Basin: An Ecological Engineering Challenge||$666.67|
|Elizabeth Jachens||Civil Engineering||Integrated Wastewater Management in the Lake Atitlan Basin: An Ecological Engineering Challenge||$666.66|
|Eoin Mackall||Mathematics||Determining the Minor-minimal not Completely Apex Graphs||$2000|
|Kyle Rocha-Brownell||Physics and Computer Science||Computer Simulation of the Earth's Rotation with Interior Fluid Degrees of Freedom||$2000|
|Juniper Rose||Journalism||The Effect of Marijuana on Rural Northern California Economies||$2000|
|Ravi Shankar||Chemistry||Mathematical Modeling of Tsunami Propagation over Complex Topographies||$2000|
|Nicole Smith||Biochemistry||Antibiotic Discovery From Boiling Springs Lake||$2000|
|Quintin Troester||Agriculture||Researching Soil Carbon Sequestration, and International Partners in Sustainability||$2000|
|Kelly Vannoy||Civil Engineering||Integrated Wastewater Management in the Lake Atitlan Basin: An Ecological Engineering Challenge||$666.67|
See Previous Recipients of Awards for Research and Creativity