Student RCSA Grant Application

Click here for the 2019-2020 application.

Examples of completed narratives that are to be submitted as part of the application: STEM Example Narrative, Non-STEM Example Narrative (Business), Non-STEM Example Narrative (Liberal Arts)

More information on sources and compiling a narrative can be found at the UCO Chambers Library


Students must turn in one electronic copy by Monday, February 25, 2019.

The electronic copy will be submitted on the application website. Emailed copies will not be considered. 

Students and faculty mentors will be informed before finals week of spring 2018 semester whether their proposal was recommended for funding.

Note: Handwritten submissions will NOT be considered. You must use our online Application Form.

Student RCSA Proposal Guidelines

Students must work with their faculty mentor when writing their grant proposal. Proposals which are poorly written or do not follow the criteria will not be considered for funding. 

The following are criteria for proposals:

  • Proposals are limited to 1000 words, 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins. Proposals should be written so they can be understood by a reader outside of the discipline or area of study.
  • Illustrations and figures are acceptable
  • If the project involves human subjects or non-human, vertebrate animals, the student must get approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Although IRB or IACUC approval is not necessary upon proposal submission, approval is required before the student can begin their project. If applicable, the student must provide verification for all local, state, or federal regulations before they conduct their research (i.e., collecting permits, etc.). 
  • Proposal budgets should be created with the RCSA Budget Guidelines in mind. 

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the Student RCSA Grant Program, please contact Dr. Michael Springer, Director, Office of High-Impact Practices, at (405) 974-3416 or Dana Jackson-Hardwick, Assistant Director, at (405) 974-5086. In addition, please feel free to contact any of the representatives from your college that serve on the Research Advisory Council (RAC) and the Undergraduate Research Creative Activities Team (URCAT).