These awards are sponsored by the Valparaiso University Guild. The motivation for these awards is to enhance and facilitate more undergraduate research at Valparaiso University. Annually, $10,000 will be available in support of undergraduate research: $5,000 for faculty development and support; $5,000 for student expenses.
The funds will support up to about five awards each year with a hard cap of $1,000 each. If awarded, faculty can use these funds:
The deadline for spring semester grants is the last week of November. The deadline for summer and fall semester grants is the last week of February. Specific dates can be found on the deadlines web page. Details about formatting and submission forms are available above.
All faculty with the rank of lecturer or above as well as adjunct faculty who have taught at VU for three years and have reasonable expectations of teaching at VU in the following academic year are eligible.