Since research often requires financial support, the Gallatin Undergraduate Research Fund was created to assist students in funding their research projects. Applicants must be current first-years, sophomores, juniors, or first-term seniors in the Gallatin School. A GURF grant may be used to support the purchase of necessary equipment, travel, or any other reasonable and justified expenses (including money to replace necessary income from a summer job).
Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and administrators and awards range from $250 to $1,000. All applications require a project proposal, a proposed budget and an assessment completed by a faculty mentor. The entire proposal must be submitted online.
Deadlines for GURF grants are as follows:
Grants may be used in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students are required to submit a report detailing the results of their research and how this financial support assisted the project at the end of the grant period.
In accepting a grant, the student gives Gallatin permission to publish the project abstract online and/or in print.