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Graduate Research Information

Clarion University

Graduate Student Grants


Research, Scholarly, Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Civic Projects

 Graduate students enrolled in any program at Clarion University are invited to apply for up to $800 in funds to support independent research or a scholarly project to be conducted in collaboration with a faculty or staff project advisor.  Research is defined in a broad context to include any scholarly, creative, entrepreneurial, or civic activity and is not limited to the traditional concept of empirical research.  The project must be completed prior to the middle of April 2014 when the student is expected to present his/her findings at the Graduate Research Seminar which will be held at Clarion University in April 2014.  This is an activity of the Clarion University Academic Excellence Series.

In those instances where the project is on-going, the student will provide/present the current status of the project at the 2014 seminar with final results presented in the following year's research seminar.  The funds are to support student projects; there are no provisions for faculty compensation.  Projects can be those of one student or a team of students. 

The application must include the graduate research/project grant form, graduate research/project budget form, and the student's resume.  Links to those forms are provided below.  The proposal must also have a written letter of support from a faculty or staff project advisor, who may sponsor only three projects in a funding cycle.  The proposal should follow the prescribed format as outlined on the grant form page.  In multidisciplinary projects, several faculty or staff may act as project advisors.  Late proposals, incomplete proposals, or those not sponsored by a faculty or staff project advisor will not be considered. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at (814)393-2223.  One copy of the proposal should be sent  by one of the following ways:

1)      Collect all materials electronically and E-mail to the Provost Office.


2)      A hard copy may be sent to the following:  The Office of the Provost
                                                                       115 Carrier Administration Building
                                                                       840 Wood Street
                                                                       Clarion, PA  16214


Dr. Bruce Smith

Chair, Graduate Research Grants Committee


Graduate Student Grants Guidelines
Graduate Student Grant Proposal Form
Graduate Research Project Budget Form

For Grant Recipients

Graduate Grant Order Form