Student grants

The list of grants is below. 

Before applying for a grant, consider the Heilmeier Catechism:

"George H. Heilmeier, a former DARPA director (1975-1977), crafted a set of questions known as the "Heilmeier Catechism" to help Agency officials think through and evaluate proposed research programs.

What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.
How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice?
What is new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?
Who cares? If you are successful, what difference will it make?
What are the risks?
How much will it cost?
How long will it take?
What are the mid-term and final “exams” to check for success?"

If you or your students plan to apply for an internal grant, and you need to know where to start and how to do it well, please attend an Internal Grant Workshop on Wednesday, February 14th, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Student Travel Grant: up to $500. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis via this Office. Grants are for travel to conferences to present their work to the external audience. Apply online. Travel grants are dispersed as reimbursement. International, national, regional, and local events receive different levels of support.

Student Mini Grant: Up to $500. Applications are up to two pages long and are accepted on a rolling basis via this Office. Short and detailed directions are provided at this link.

Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants: $1,000-$5,000. Applications are due twice a year. Grants are for student research projects working under the guidance of faculty sponsors. Up to six pages long. (See details at

Federal Work Study Research Assistantships: Oswego sponsors up to twelve $2,000 assistantships for undergraduate and graduate students each year. See directions at this link.

If you are a graduate student, besides the grants listed above, please check your eligibility and consider applying for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

If you are an undergraduate, for the summer, especially if you have had some research experience already, consider applying for NSF's REU's.

Do not hesitate to e-mail Dr. Kestas, the Director of Student ORCA,, with your questions. Also, he is the person who will assist you if you want some feedback on your application.