Tips for Student Grants
Planetarium Show: "A Trillion Planets!"
Astronomers now believe the stars of the Milky Way galaxy could have about a trillion planets. Planetarium Director Scott Roby explores other known planetary systems using new 3D models in updated software. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot (C8). 315-312-2790.
Location: Room 223, Shineman Center
Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Rice Creek Ramble
Family-friendly naturalist-led walk. Participants should dress for the weather and call 315-312-6677 on the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited, unable to accommodate groups. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
Location: Rice Creek Field Station
Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. - noon
Wrestling vs. RIT Dual Meet
Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium
Sunday, Nov 12, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Kiri Jarvis shares advice on pursuing student grants.
SUNY Oswego offers many opportunities for students to earn grants for research and creative activities. But how do students formulate projects and write their grant applications? A few pointers:
- Find a sponsor. Whether you're looking at a grant for your own work or in tandem with a faculty member, finding the right mentor or sponsor to guide you will greatly help. See our mentor tips for suggestions.
- Consider your interests. You'll spend a lot of quality time preparing the grant proposal and working on the project, so think about a problem you really want to help solve or a thesis you really want to pursue.
- Ask the experts. Take advantage of the resources and advice of our Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
- Do your homework. Know that your proposal will need to include many elements: Cover page, abstract, introduction, literature review, project narrative, list of relevant institutional resources, references, personnel and budget. This ORSP page offers more advice on preparing the proposal itself.