Sources of Funding for
Student/Faculty Research

Wartburg Undergraduate Research Funds

Faculty Travel Grants. Funds in this category support mentoring faculty member(s) travel expenses to accompany students presenting research at a meeting or conference. The request may not exceed $700.

Student Travel Grants. Up to $700 per student for presenting a paper ot poster. Can be used for all travel, lodging, meals, and conference registration.

Student Small Research Grants.  $350 per student for maximum of $1,050 per project for research projects in a credit course. Projects not related to a credit course may apply for up $1,050.

Student Summer and Academic Year Fellowships.  Up to $1,000 stipend during the academic year; up to $2,500 stipend during the summer for research not conducted for a credit course.

Other Internal Wartburg Funds

Grants to Attend Academic and Professional Conferences (Pathways Vocation and Mentoring Programs). Mini grants for students to attend academic and professional conferences.

Wartburg Student Senate Supplemental Request. Funds for students to attend conferences.

External Sources

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  $1,000 grants for summer research in the lab of a ASBMB member.  Deadline: May 14. 

American Society for Microbiology. ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  $4,000 stipend for students who will seek a Ph.D. to do summer research at their home institution with an ASM member.  Deadline: February 1. 

American Society of Mammalogists Grants of up to $1,500 to advanced undergraduates to study mammals.  Must be a member of the ASM at the time of application.  Deadline: March 1.

American Society of Plant Biologists ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.  $4,000 stipend for research between second and third years with a ASPB faculty mentor. Deadline: February of each year. 

Beta Beta Beta. Research Grant Award.  Grants of $500 to support research conducted by Tri-Beta student members. Deadline in September of each year. 

Botanical Society of America.  BBSA Undergraduate Student Research Awards.  To support research with a research advisor who is a BSA member.  Deadline: March 15. 

Council on Undergraduate Research.  CUR Biology Division Student Travel  Award (up to $250) and Social Sciences Division Student Travel Award (up to $200).

Geological Society of America.  North Central Section Undergraduate Research Grants.  $300.  Deadline: April of each year. 

Iowa College Foundation. R. J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Program.  Up to $2,000 for student/faculty collaborative research projects. 

Iowa Science Foundation (ISF)The ISF is a state-supported grant program administered by the Iowa Academy of Science which awards $40,000 in grants each year in three areas: improving public understanding of science, improving science teaching, direct support for scientific research. Deadline End of January.

National Geographic Society. Young Explorers Grants  (ages 18-25) Grants of $2,000 to $5,000. Deadline:  at least 8 months prior to beginning of project. 

Psi Chi.  Psi Chi/APS Undergraduate Research Grants ($1,500) and Summer Research Grants ($5,000).  Must be a member of Psi Chi and work with an American Psychological Association faculty mentor.  Deadlines:  November 1 (Undergraduate Research Grants) and March 4 (Summer Research Grants).  Also other Psi Chi undergraduate research grants at   

Raptor Research Foundation Stephen R. Tully memorial Grant.  One award of $500 to support student research and conservation of raptors. 

Sigma Xi. Grants-in-Aid of Research. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research..  Deadlines: March 15 and October 15.   

Society for Research in Child Development. $3,500 plus $1,500 for faculty mentor to do a research project with a SRCD faculty mentor.  Deadline: March 4.

The Beta Beta Beta Research AwardThis fund is intended to support undergraduate research by awarding cash scholarships annually to students conducting student research in areas of Biology.