The UConn IDEA Grant program is currently accepting applications for the next round of funding. Awards of up to $4000 per student are available through the program to support innovative, creative and original projects designed by UConn undergraduates, including research projects, entrepreneurial ventures, community service initiatives, and creative endeavors. To date 40 students have been awarded funding for projects spanning a variety of disciplines, ranging from mechanical engineering to marine sciences, fine arts to psychology.
There are two application cycles per year. Applications are now open for summer funding, with an application deadline of Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Applications for academic year funding will open in February 2015 with an application deadline of Monday, March 16, 2015.
Applications are accepted from individuals and from small groups who would like to work collaboratively on a project. Projects do not need to be tied to a student’s major or minor, but should be connected to their academic goals and future plans, and should be personally meaningful, relevant, and engaging. Undergraduates in all majors at all UConn campuses can apply.
Additional details on the UConn IDEA Grant program, including eligibility, timelines, the application process, and profiles of previous award recipients can be found on the UConn IDEA Grant website – http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/IDEA.