The Regents’ Graduate Research Grant Program At Northern Arizona University
The Regents have not announced if they will
fund another program in 2013.
In December, 2011, the Arizona Board of Regents approved the
allocation of $230,000 of one-time TRIF funds from the Regents Innovation Fund
for the purpose of awarding research grants to doctoral students. These grants, administered through each
of the three state universities, will be awarded on a competitive basis, which
is intended to help improve students’ grant writing skills as well as provide
funds to improve the students’ dissertations.
Doctoral (PhD) students who have advanced to candidacy may apply
for the Regents’ Grants.
Each awardee receives up to $5,000 which can be used to
support the student’s research.
Funds may be used to pay undergraduate students to assist with research,
or to cover the cost of travel associated with field research or to support
other activities that will improve the student’s dissertation.
Funding is available for up to ten (10) Regents’ Grants.
Application Deadline: Applications are due Friday, November 2, 2012 at 5:00pm.
A complete application will include the following:
1. Student’s current CV.
2. Application Narrative (3 page limit*):
- Description of the student’s thesis research
topic, progress to date, planned activities
- Description (narrative) of how the how the funds
will be used (i.e., what activities will be supported by the funds) and how the
use of the funds will result in an improved dissertation (over one not
supported by these funds)
- Bibliography/References, if applicable (*does not count towards the 3-page
3. Application Budget and Budget Justification (2
page limit; cannot exceed $5,000): A detailed budget by expense category should be formatted as follows:
and wages (itemized by individual)
(benefits; also itemized by individual)
- Supplies: Tangible items, itemized by category of
items (i.e., transcription supplies, fieldwork supplies)
- Services: Itemize all service costs (e.g.,
sample processing, copy charges)
- Travel: Itemize mileage, transportation (e.g.,
airfare), lodging, etc.
The Budget Justification should explain how costs were calculated (e.g., for a student worker, how was the hourly rate/stipend determined, how much time will the student spend on the project and what will the student do; for supplies, what are they used for/why are they needed and what are the per unit prices, etc.
4. Submitting the Application: Combine all materials into one PDF
document comprising the student’s CV, application narrative, and budget/budget
justification. E-mail the
document by 5pm Friday, November 2 to email@example.com. The subject line of the e-mail should
be (without quotation marks) “Regents’ Grant: Studentlastname,
Studentfirstname” (e.g., Regents’ Grant: Smith, Jennifer)
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 523-8288