Student Research Grants
Marist encourages student involvement in research and scholarship as one of the most effective
approaches to learning. Our faculty are dedicated to interactive learning and collaboration, and support
student efforts to pursue research and creative projects. The College has established a fund to assist
students in pursuing scholarly projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Students are encouraged
to seek funding from their individual department or school where possible prior to applying for a
Student Research Grants. Research grants will not exceed $400. Travel grants will rarely exceed $800.
A completed Student Research Grants application includes:
• Request form with faculty member endorsement and dean signature
• Project description (not to exceed two pages)
• Proposed budget
• For travel grants, proof the paper/poster has been accepted
Eligible students must have:
• A minimum GPA of 3.2
• Received no more than one prior Student Research Grant
• Approval and consent of supervision from a full-time Marist faculty member
Eligible requests will typically include:
• Travel expenses to conferences or approved institutions for the purposes of conducting research
or presenting findings. Travel reimbursement will be made according to the Marist Travel and
Business Expense Policy.
• Supplies, materials, or printing expenses in support of the project. All materials remain the
property of Marist College.
• College residential housing costs during the time research is being conducted (summer only) if
Ineligible requests include:
• Incomplete applications (see “a completed Student Research Grants application” above)
• Retroactive requests or requests that do not allow appropriate time for review (10 business days)
• Reimbursement to an individual (like a faculty member) who covers the student’s costs upfront
• Hotel expenses exceeding 1-2 days for a one-day presentation; expenses for hotels within 100
miles (some exceptions apply)
• Other excluded items: food/meals, salary/wages, and equipment other than small/minor
Guidelines for use of award:
• The use of human subjects or the generation of hazardous wastes must receive pre-approval from
the School Dean and the necessary college committees.
• Undergraduate students who receive a research grant award are required to present the results of
their work at Marist’s Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity (CURSCA). This annual celebration is held on the third Wednesday in April.
Please provide 10 business days for review. Incomplete applications will not be considered.