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The Drinko Center financially supports undergraduate research through various grants aimed at either the undertaking of research and creative projects at Westminster College or the external presentation and dissemination of research and creative works at conferences.

Important Information for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Individual and Group Travel grants through December 31st 2020 can only be used to support registration for presentations at virtual conferences/events. Spring 2021 Travel Grants will be accepted, but funding limitations may apply if changes to the College’s Travel Policy occur



Individual Travel Grant:

This program supports individual performances and/or presentations of student research at professional conferences/events in any discipline, including work in visual and performing arts.




Individual Research Grant:

This program supports the undertaking of research projects and creative activities performed by undergraduates at Westminster College by providing funds for the purchase of supplies and equipment, travel to a research sites, libraries, data sources or training, and acquiring data sets or software.




NCUR Travel Grant:

This program supports students to attend the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), an event dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. NCUR 2021 will be a virtual event held in April 2021. This grant covers the cost of conference registration.



Summer Research Fellowship:

This program supports student/faculty pairs from any academic discipline who wish to engage in scholarly research or creative projects during the summer. This program involves a competitive application process and the funding for the selected fellows includes stipends for both team members over a four week or six week period.





The group grant program is intended to support either: 1) Supplies and training for group research projects or 2) Performances/presentations at professional conferences by groups of students (where multiple students are part of a single presentation or performance). The supporting faculty member is responsible for form submission.