- About High-Impact Practices
- Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities (RCSA) Grants
- RCSA Overview
- RCSA Grant Application Materials and Deadline
- RCSA Budget Guidelines
- RCSA Proposal Evaluation Criteria
- RCSA Faculty Mentors
- RCSA Program Obligations for Students
- RCSA Research Assistantships
- Undergraduate Research
- Student Travel Presentation Grants
- National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
- NCUR 2018 @ UCO
- Oklahoma Research Day
- Central Undergraduate Research Board (CURB)
- Scholarships & Fellowships
Student RCSA Grant Application
More information on sources and compiling a narrative can be found at the UCO Chambers Library.
Students must turn in one electronic copy with appropriate signatures by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
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 2017 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.
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).