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Announcing the Huck Institutes Graduate Enrichment Fund

The Huck Institutes are pleased to announce a new fund to provide research support for students in our graduate programs.

The Huck Institutes are pleased to announce that, as part of Lloyd Huck's endowment to us, we are launching a new fund – the Huck Institutes Graduate Enrichment Fund – to provide research support for students in our graduate programs. Specifically, this fund will provide funding for research efforts to graduate students in their third and fourth years.

Eligibility

Third- and fourth-year graduate students participating in one of the following Huck Institutes graduate programs:

Award amount

$2,500-$5,000 depending on need

Application requirement

All student applicants must submit, in the style of an NIH or NSF proposal, a short 3-page grant proposal of their research plan. This proposal must include a detailed budget along with a summary budget justification. All funds must be spent within 2 years and prior to graduation. The proposal must be written by the student with advice from a supervisor, but cannot be part of a previously submitted grant.

Allowable items

  • Lab supplies
  • Travel for research – to study areas and/or presentation of findings at a national or international science meeting
  • Publication fees when student is first author
  • Facility usage fees – highly encouraged
  • Computational Costs

Non-allowable items

  • Stipend/salary expenditures
  • Fringe expenditures
  • PI supplies
  • Computer equipment exceeding $2000
  • Unrelated travel expenses

Application process

Academic Year Eligible students Application Deadline

Award Date

2013-2014* 3rd and 4th year only for fall semester October 31, 2013 By January 2
2014- beyond End of 2nd and 3rd year June 30, 2014 August 15

*Because the application deadline for the 2013-2014 is set for October 31, 2nd year students are excluded in the first year, but will be included in the following spring application process.

Review committee

The review committee will consist of 7 Huck Institutes-affiliated faculty members.

Reviewers will be required to evaluate the applications based on NIH peer review standards.

Administration

This award is designed to follow University policy and meet the requests of the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck, the donors.

In the event that University circumstances or policy changes, the allotted funds will be re-allocated under the terms and conditions of the Endowment.

Contacts

Information requests should be directed to Wendy Buterbaugh.

Applications should be submitted to Paula Brown.