University Research Council

University Research Council aims to foster and stimulate research efforts and creative projects by providing financial support for artistic and scholarly work. Faculty members can receive from $100 to $2500 ($3500 for projects involving undergraduate students) for materials, supplies, travel expenses, conferences, publication costs, and guest speakers.

In addition to faculty support, the URC promotes undergraduate student participation in research activities in two ways. Faculty researchers can receive awards of up to $3500 for projects that include undergraduates in a substantive role. In addition, undergraduate students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor can receive awards of up to $500 to fund research, creative or scholarly activities through the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. By offering undergraduates the opportunity to actively organize, design, and conduct research, the URC assists, too, in student retention.

If you have a question pertaining to URC, please contact Peggy Kramer at 330-672-0709 or pkramer@kent.edu.

 
 
URC Forms and Documentation
 
University Research Council Fact Sheet, FY2017 Information on University Research Council members and opportunities for funding.
Professional Conference Support Request Form Form to request support for professional conference travel costs.
Research/Scholarly Activity Support Request (Over $500) Form to request support for research or scholarly activity in an amount $500 - $2500 or $3500 for projects involving undergraduate research.
Research/Scholarly Activity Support Request (Under $500) Form to request support for research or scholarly activity in an amount under $500.
Page Charge Request Form to request support for page charges associated with publication.
Reprint Request    Form to request support for reprint charges associated with publication.
Research/Creative Activity Summer/AY Appointments Form to request consideration for a Faculty Summer or Academic Year Creative Activity Appointment.
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Application Form to request consideration for the Undergraduate Research Scholars program, an award up to $500.