Research Support

GVSU Programs to Support Research Activities

Student Summer Scholars (S3) Program The Student Summer Scholars (S3) program and Modified Student Summer Scholars (MS3) program provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote time to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester.

Beckman Scholars Program  The Beckman Scholars Program (BSP) provides an in-depth, sustained undergraduate research experience for exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students. The BSP provides funding and support for a student and mentor to conduct sustained research over two consecutive summers and one academic year of research.

P. Douglas Kindschi Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Sciences  The Kindschi Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Sciences provides financial support to students pursuing rigorous, independent scholarship during the academic year .

Reach Scholars  The REACH Scholars program prepares inquisitive, highly talented undergraduates to pursue graduate studies and earn PhDs in any discipline.  The program is a 12-week intensive summer experience for students whose parents have no four-year college degree (first generation) and come from a lower income background.

Academic Conference Fund (ACF)  The Academic Conference Fund (ACF) is available to all undergraduate students who may be looking for one-time funding to present/perform at an academic conference that is related to their major, minor, and/or professional goals.

Student Scholarship Day  Student Scholars Day (SSD) is held once each year to celebrate the scholarship and creative work performed by GVSU students.  The day showcases faculty-mentored student work, shared through many venues, including (but not limited to) oral presentations, discussion and panel sessions, fine arts exhibits and performances, and poster presentations. 

Undergraduate Research Scholar Transcript Designation  Exemplary GVSU Undergraduate students who have pursued research or creative projects are eligible to receive a designation of “Undergraduate Research Scholar” or “Undergraduate Creative Scholar” on their official transcript.

John W. Weldon Research Endowment Fund  Funds from the Weldon Endowment may be used for any purchases that help advance the research of registered CHM 499 students. Such funds may also offset travel expenses for students to present their research at scientific meetings.

Library Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to have an intensive research experience using the library’s resources and collections. Mentored by a librarian faculty mentor, the scholar will develop and enhance skills as a means to engage in a disciplinary, scholarly conversation. 

If you wish to look for other research opportunities that are not on campus, please see the Job/Internship Opportunities page or the Research Opportunities Off-campus page.



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