Graduate Students

Scholarly + Creative

One of the “Marks of Excellence” of UW-Eau Claire is its emphasis on student participation in scholarly and creative activity. Research and presentation funding opportunities:

Apply for a Research Grant

The Center for Writing Excellence, with locations on the second floor of Centennial Hall and can help at any stage of your writing process, from brainstorming your project and outlining your structure to organizing your argument and polishing your claims.

The Graduate Student Research and Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants (GradRSCA) program is designed to support projects performed by graduate students. Students may receive up to $500 to accomplish the scholarly activity.

In addition to the GradRSCA program, students may receive funding through Faculty/Student Research Collaboration and Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SREU) when they serve as student research mentors for undergraduates on those projects.

Present at UW-Eau Claire

CERCA/Student Research Days
An annual annual week-long spring event where students' work displayed on posters is presented on UW- Eau Claire campus. Students are able to share their research results and experiences with the campus and Eau Claire communities.

Present at Professional Meetings

Student Travel for the Presentation of Research Results
Travel awards may be made to assist students traveling to national or regional professional meetings in order to present the results of collaborative research. Students may receive up to $700 to cover travel expenses. (deadline open)

To begin the travel booking process, graduate students will need to contact their department and the ASK Center for assistance. Graduate students may work with their department or the ASK Center to book travel. Departments are encouraged to pre-pay expenses (registration, airfare) for graduate students when possible. The traveler will personally pay for whatever cannot be pre-paid by the department and will be reimbursed when a travel expense report is submitted. Payment information is required at the time of booking. Travel must be booked according to UW System policy and procedures to be eligible for reimbursement. Graduate students do not need their Award Letter from ORSP to begin booking, but should use the Travel: Student checklist to begin the process. For more information, see UW TravelWIse

Many professional societies offer travel funds for students (e.g., reduced conference registration fees or small travel stipends). Check the conference/society website or contact ORSP for assistance.

Program Deadlines
Program (See individual pages for forms) Proposal Submission Date
**Faculty/Student Research Collaboration July
September
Graduate Student Research and Scholarly and Creative Activity (GradRSCA) Open
**Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates February
Student Research Day March
Student Travel for the Presentation of Research Results Open

**Graduate students may receive funding for these programs when they serve as student research mentors for undergraduates on the projects.

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