Internal Funding Opportunities at GVSU
Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
The CSCE provides funding for scholarly and creative activities as well as support for the professional development of the faculty. Policies of the Center and proposal review are governed by a representative Faculty Committee. Decisions on funding are based upon the criteria for each activity and the judgment of the Committee. The CSCE assists academic units in the promotion of instructional quality by supporting faculty scholarship.
Student Summer Scholars
The Student Summer Scholars Program (S3) provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote twelve weeks to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester. The grants provide a stipend of $3,000 to the student, and additional funds for a faculty stipend and supplies. Grants do not exceed $6,000. The S3 program also provides funds up to $1,000 for each S3 student to travel to conferences to present his/her work.
Through these grants and the mentorship of a faculty member, the S3 program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to do hands-on, professional research and creative practice in their chosen field. Combining academics, field work, and a reflection component provides students with a meaningful learning experience that helps to prepare them for graduate school and future careers. Additional information, including application materials and application guidelines, can be found here.
Academic Conference Fund
The Student Senate, the Provost's Office, and the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence have established a fund to support student travel to academic conferences. Academic Conference Fund (ACF) is available to all students, including non-traditional and graduate students, who may be looking for one time funding to present at an academic conference that is related to their major, minor, and/or professional goals regardless of their affiliation with student organizations.
Undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply for travel grants that range up to $500 for conference presenters. The purpose of these grants is to encourage student presentations at academic conferences by offsetting the cost of attendance.
Academic and Professional Enrichment Fund
Formerly known as Student Enrichment Travel Grants, the Academic and Professional Enrichment Fund provides faculty members with travel funds to support student travel to academic conferences and meetings. Academic and Professional Enrichment Fund (APEF) is available to all students, including non-traditional and graduate students, who may be looking for one time funding to present at an academic conference that is related to their major, minor, and/or professional goals. Students must be accompanied by a coordinating faculty member.
Attending a conference with a faculty member can be a valuable experience which can enrich a student’s understanding of a discipline and subsequent professions. APEF is intended to assist students in attending such conferences.