Academic Resources

Marist expects and supports the scholarly and creative activities of its faculty and encourages student involvement in research and scholarship as one of the most effective approaches to learning. Our faculty are dedicated to interactive learning and collaboration, and they support student efforts to pursue research and creative projects. The College has established a fund for the purpose of assisting students in pursuing scholarly projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Undergraduate students in all academic schools are invited to apply. Students are encouraged to seek funding from their individual department or school where possible prior to applying for a Student Research Grant. Grant awards will typically range from $100 to $500.

The Student Research Grant application includes:

  • Request form with faculty member endorsement and Dean signature
  • Project description (no more than 500 words)
  • Proposed budget

Eligible students must have:

  • a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • received no more than one prior Student Research Grant
  • approval and consent for supervision from a full-time Marist faculty member

Eligible projects for funding will typically include:

  • Travels funds to conferences, regional libraries, museums, or approved educational institutions for the purposes of conducting research or presenting findings. Travel reimbursement will be made according to the guidelines put forth by the Business Office
  • Copying, printing, telephon,e or communication expenses relating to the presentation of findings or delivery of papers
  • Books, software, small equipment, materials and expendable supplies, laboratory, technology, and media supplies to be purchased in support of the project. All materials remain the property of Marist College
  • College residential housing costs during the time research is being conducted (summer only) if available

Guidelines for Use of Award:

  • Student researcher/investigators cannot receive salary/wages from a Student Research Grant
  • The use of human subjects, animals, or the generation of hazardous wastes must receive pre-approval from the School Dean and the necessary college committees
  • Students who receive a research grant award are required to present the results of their work at Marist’s annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (CURSCA). 

To apply for a Student Research Grant, please fill out the application form