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.

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 hnrs@csuchico.edu.

Current Award Opportunities:

The Provost's Office has generously provided full funding for the 2014-2015 awards! 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:

Fall 2014 Application (PDF) 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

2013-2014 Undergraduate Award Recipients

Fall 2013

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
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

Spring 2014

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
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

Summer 2014

RecipientMajorProject TitleAward
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