LU News Archive

Office of Undergraduate Research offers research grants

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has announced the 2nd annual research grant proposal contest for students wishing to conduct undergraduate research. Fifteen grant recipients will receive up to $1,000 for research support along with a $500 stipend. Those selected will be honored in a formal program at the end of October and presented with certificates of recognition by President Kenneth Evans and Provost Steve Doblin.  September 30 is the deadline to submit proposals.

The OUR Advisory Council will select proposals that address interesting and significant research questions, present compelling ideas, describe appropriate research methods to address the research question and are strongly endorsed by the students’ faculty mentors.

“The involvement of undergraduate students in collaborative research and creative activity with faculty members is a proven and powerful practice when one considers the many educational benefits gained by students, the professional rewards accorded to faculty mentors and the contributions to the wider research community,” said Kumer Das, associate professor of mathematics and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

The research grant recipients will be required to submit a post-grant report detailing their research outcomes. They will also present their findings at the Lamar Undergraduate Research Expo on April 20. Meant to showcase the research of Lamar’s undergraduate students, the Expo will welcome presentations from all fields of study and be open to the general public.

For more information regarding the OUR grant application process or the Lamar Undergraduate Research Expo, applicants should visit www.lamar.edu/undergraduate-research or contact Kumer Das at kumer.das@lamar.edu.