Wartburg Undergraduate Research Funds

Student Summer Research Fellowships or Academic Year Research Stipend.  

Summer Research Fellowships for any combination of student stipend, supplies, or research-associated travel not to exceed $3,500 per student.  Research project must not be for a college course credit. 

Academic Year Research Stipend for up to $1,000 per student.  Student(s) may also apply separately for Academic Year Research Grants. Research must not be for college course credit.

Student Travel Grants 

Up to $800 per student for presenting a paper ot poster. Can be used for all travel, lodging, meals, and conference registration.

Student Academic Year Research Grants.  

$350 per student for maximum of $1,050 per project for research projects in a credit course. Projects not related to a credit course may apply for up to $1,050.

Wartburg Student Senate Supplemental Request

Funds for students to attend conferences.

Faculty Travel Grants

Funds in this category support mentoring faculty member(s) travel expenses to accompany students presenting research at a meeting or conference. The request may not exceed $700.  This is a separate grant from Faculty Development Funds.

External Sources

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  $1,000 grants for summer research in the lab of a ASBMB member.  Deadline: May 14. 

American Society for Microbiology. ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  $4,000 stipend for students who will seek a Ph.D. to do summer research at their home institution with an ASM member.  Deadline: February 1. 

American Society of Mammalogists. Grants of up to $1,500 to advanced undergraduates to study mammals.  Must be a member of the ASM at the time of application.  Deadline: March 1.

American Society of Plant Biologists. ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.  $4,000 stipend for research between second and third years with a ASPB faculty mentor. Deadline: February of each year. 

Beta Beta Beta. Research Grant Award.  Grants of $500 to support research conducted by Tri-Beta student members. Deadline in September of each year. 

Botanical Society of America. BBSA Undergraduate Student Research Awards.  To support research with a research advisor who is a BSA member.  Deadline: March 15. 

Council on Undergraduate Research.  CUR Biology Division Student Travel  Award (up to $250) and Social Sciences Division Student Travel Award (up to $200).  

Geological Society of America.  North Central Section Undergraduate Research Grants.  $300.  Deadline: April of each year. 

Iowa College Foundation. R. J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Program.  Up to $2,000 for student/faculty collaborative research projects. 

Iowa Science Foundation (ISF) The ISF is a state-supported grant program administered by the Iowa Academy of Science which awards $40,000 in grants each year in three areas: improving public understanding of science, improving science teaching, direct support for scientific research. Deadline End of January.

National Geographic Society. Young Explorers Grants  (ages 18-25) Grants of $2,000 to $5,000. Deadline:  at least 8 months prior to beginning of project. 

Psi Chi.  Psi Chi/APS Undergraduate Research Grants ($1,500) and Summer Research Grants ($5,000).  Must be a member of Psi Chi and work with an American Psychological Association faculty mentor.  Deadlines:  November 1 (Undergraduate Research Grants) and March 4 (Summer Research Grants).

Raptor Research Foundation. Stephen R. Tully memorial Grant.  One award of $500 to support student research and conservation of raptors. 

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research..  Deadlines: March 15 and October 15.   

Society for Research in Child Development. $3,500 plus $1,500 for faculty mentor to do a research project with a SRCD faculty mentor.  Deadline: March 4.

The Beta Beta Beta Research Award.  This fund is intended to support undergraduate research by awarding cash scholarships annually to students conducting student research in areas of Biology.