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Opportunity Grants

Apply for a CECAS Opportunity Grant!

CECAS Opportunity Grants are a resource to help you customize your student experience, leverage your potential to make a positive impact and develop new and innovative ideas. Undergraduates can apply for research grants, travel funding and organizational funds.

Student Grants

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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research grants can help students follow their curiosity and extend their achievements by pursuing research projects and ideas.

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Travel grants help to broaden perspectives by providing funds for travel related to engaged learning and professional and/or personal development.

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Student Organizations

Grants can be requested if the organization plans to attend a national conference, prepare for a student competition, or host a student networking event for a major. 

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Research Grants
Funding is open to CECAS undergraduate students only. If you would like to be advised by a graduate student, you must be co-mentored by a faculty member.


  • Proposals Open: Sept 20th
  • Proposals Close: Oct 10th
  • Award Notifications: By Oct 10th

To apply, please download the application packet, fill it out with your faculty advisor and have them sign. You will then submit the application packet in a second form.

1st Step | Download

2nd Step | Apply

Travel Grants
All application materials will be reviewed in the order they are received. Travel awards will be provided on a first come, first serve.

For travel grants, up to $750 may be requested.

Travel Grants | Apply

Student Organization Grants
For organization grants, applicants will begin the process by emailing our Engagement office.

Student organizations may request up to $2,000.

Organizations | Email

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I apply multiple times?

If I am not a student in CECAS, can I still apply?
No, only CECAS students are eligible

Can I receive funding if I am an alumni or graduate student?
No, only undergraduate CECAS students are eligible

Can I be advised by a graduate student?
Yes, but you must be co-mentored by a faculty member.


Can I use the grant for travel?
Yes, select the “apply” above to apply for travel grants


Is the research a group project or individual research?
Individual research

Can I do research with a faculty member outside of the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences (CECAS)?


Who can I contact for feedback if my application is rejected?

What happens if I change the scope of my research grant?
Email program director

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