Graduate Student Grant Application

Graduate Student Grant Application

Average per-student $400 (extraordinary projects can request up to $800)

These grants are awarded to IU South Bend graduate students based on a student-written proposal and application and a letter of reference from an IU South Bend faculty member who has agreed to supervise the project. The mentor's letter should address the student's qualifications, evaluate the feasibility and quality of the research or activity proposed, indicate the commitment of the mentor to the project, and offer assurance that the faculty member will serve as a mentor for the student. These funds cannot be used to complete assignments made as part of normally required coursework. No awards will be made retroactively.

Proposals may be submitted at any time, but funding is limited to availability.

Please contact the research office ( at (574) 520-4181 if you have any questions about the application process.

Applicants whose research involves human subjects, animals, and/or bio-safety requirements must provide documentation of prior approval by the appropriate University review body.

All proposals must be reviewed and endorsed by the faculty mentor and submitted to the Graduate Council for review and action. Funds may also be used to support work which is part of an Master's Thesis project.

The Application

Proposals may be submitted electronically at any time to Erika Zynda ( Mentor's letters should also be sent by email to the same address.

Please allow three weeks for the project to be reviewed.