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Undergraduate students invited to submit grant proposals for research, creative activities

Lamar University undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals in the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Grant Competition.  The competition is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and is designed to support students in their research and creative activity.

“The program is meant to encourage undergraduate students from all academic areas to participate in scholarly work mentored by at least one LU faculty member,” said Kumer Pial Das, associate professor of statistics and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

The work on this project should be unique in the sense that no part of it should be financially sponsored or accommodated by a different program (e.g. McNair, STAIRSTEP, ASCENT, Honors etc.) at the time of submission. However, further development of the project beyond the end of the grant is highly encouraged, Das said.  The written proposal must be created and submitted by the student and approved by a faculty mentor.

Up to 15 student proposals may be funded in the competition, with each awarded a stipend of $500 and up to $1,000 for research support, Das said.

Students whose research or creative activity receive grants must present a progress report at the April 20, 2016 Undergraduate Research Expo, attend at least three OUR sponsored events during the academic year, and submit a post-grant report on their project results by Oct. 1, 2016.

The entry deadline is Sept. 30.  More information and applications are available online at

Winners will be announced Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. in the University Reception Center, 8th floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.