Undergraduate students at Lawrence Technological University are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research. To facilitate this LTU will fund ten $1000.00 undergraduate research projects.

Funded projects will be sponsored by a faculty mentor and include either basic research that produces new knowledge based on the student’s ability to analyze, synthesize, select a hypothesis and test its validity, or applied research that leads to an alternative solution to a problem based on the student’s ability to analyze, synthesize, design, and produce or simulate a product or model. Both basic and applied research projects will engage in a literature search, select appropriate research methods, draw a conclusion concerning the value of their work, provide evidence supporting that conclusion, and display or disseminate the work for public review.

Funding will be made available upon announcement and will remain available for one year or until degree completion whichever comes first.

Questions regarding the undergraduate research awards should be directed to Assistant Provost Jim Jolly, jjolly@ltu.edu. 

**Senior Projects are not eligible for the Presidential Undergraduate Research Award.

Meeting with Research Sponsor

Students are required to meet with the research project sponsor at least 3 times per semester for the duration of the project.

Dissemination

Each student whose project is funded will be required to present a poster of their work and findings in his/her college and submit same for LTU’s Annual Research Day in April.  Students and faculty sponsors are also encouraged to disseminate their work through the Council for Undergraduate Research

Project Funding

Project funding will not exceed $1000 and will reimburse students for project materials, supplies, travel, and other appropriate non-salary expenses to complete their proposed project.  Students are to request reimbursement through their project’s faculty mentor who must approve the request.  All reimbursements must comply with all LTU policies regarding purchasing and reimbursement.  Current reimbursement policies and details can be requested through LTU’s Business Service Department.

Funding priority will be given to students who have not previously received this undergraduate research award in the past.

Proposals Deadlines:    

November 15, 2018 for Fall 2018 semester

March 1, 2018 for Spring 2018 semester                              

All applications must be submitted via the on-line application found here.