UG Research Faculty Grant

New faculty grant program now available to scale undergraduate research

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to foster an undergraduate research community that promotes, enhances, and expands undergraduate research opportunities for all students at Virginia Tech. Our vision is to provide undergraduate research opportunities for all students, in all fields of study, beginning their first year through a capstone experience.

The goals of the Undergraduate Research Faculty Grant Program are to:

1.    Increase student access to genuine undergraduate research opportunities, and

2.    To widen the breadth of opportunities and participation across majors.

The grant program will provide funding between $10,000 and $15,000 to individual faculty, teams of faculty, or departments, to faciliate the development of novel program that aim to scale undergraduate research, through projects such as, but not limited to, course embedded undergraduate research experiences, scaffolded mentoring to facilitate large-scale research projects, and development of a comprehensive summer undergraduate research program. Proposals are now being accepted until December 6, with awards being announced by January 15, to fund projects through June 30, 2020. Please email Keri Swaby at with any questions.

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