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The Office of College Grants administers student research grants awarded by the Committee on Grants (COG) from proposals submitted throughout the academic year. This funding program enables students to work with faculty mentors on research projects in arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
The Committee on Grants (COG), a standing committee appointed by Faculty Council, provides funds in support of faculty and student research. The main purpose of COG grants is to provide seed money for projects, which will eventually attract outside funding, or to support work where outside funds are not available. COG is also responsible for assuring ethical conduct of research that involves human subjects or animal subjects.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Committee on Grants (COG) awarded more than $34,169 to support 34 faculty research projects and $45,188 to support 45 students. An additional $374,613 of institutional funds from the Cargill, Decision Theory, Eyler, Hackman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Mellon funds supported 95 students and 52 faculty on collaborative research projects during the summer of 2012.
The Autumn and Spring Research Fair provides an opportunity for each student to bring together the tangible results of the collective research effort conducted over the past summer and academic year.
Academic Year Research - the following types of funding are available to students throughout the academic year:
F&M Summer Scholars Program provides student summer stipends for faculty mentored research projects. Faculty apply for this program on behalf of the student. This program is supported by the following endowments:
Please read the COG Facts & Figures for funding details and guidelines before applying.
The COG Application Form is accessible only during the open enrollment periods. There are typically four application deadlines for COG funding. The 2012-2013 funding deadlines are: