The Research Scholars Program provides financial support for faculty-mentored research projects for underrepresented undergrad students in STEM fields. Funding should support student(s) (up to two students per application if working on the same project, but each student should have individual responsibilities explained in the proposal application). Proposed activities should be developed in collaboration with a mentoring faculty member and the application should be submitted by the faculty member at the organization where the award would be administered.
Funding may support up to two (2) students per application if working on the same project, but each student should have individual responsibilities explained in the proposal application.
Yes. Students chosen to receive RSP funding should be indicated in your proposal.
The maximum application request is $7,500 per student.
No, RSP funding is intended to support underrepresented undergraduate students.
All awardees and funded participants are obligated to provide reporting about the outcomes of their KY NSF EPSCoR-supported projects. More information regarding reporting obligations will be provided to awardees at a later date.
The emphasis of the RSP program should be about supporting students and their research projects. While there is no specific threshold for a ratio of direct salary support for the student versus other forms of financial support, such as research materials, applications that do not request the majority of the funding for student salary are expected to include carefully detailed explanations about the need for the non-salary requests, and explain how this part of the request will benefit the supported student’s research experience.