AWARD DESCRIPTION  

FACULTY GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT (FGRA) AWARD 

The Faculty Graduate Research Assistantship Award was established to provide faculty with research assistance for their scholarly endeavors leading to publication and to provide institutional financial support to graduate students within the context of a mentored research experience. The award is made for the Fall and Spring semesters.  FGRA Guidelines

Award Eligibility: The Principal Investigator must be a UIW full-time faculty member. Priority is given to Broadway campus full time faculty from the following schools:

  • CHASS- College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences  
  • DSE- Dreeben School of Education  
  • HEBSBA- H.E.B. School of Business and Administration   
  • IFMSNHP- Ila Faye Miller School or Nursing and Health Professions  
  • SMSE- School of Math, Science, and Engineering  
  • SMD- School of Media and Design  


STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD GUIDELINES

The following award guidelines have been created to ensure that all funded travel adheres to the policies and procedures set forth by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Funds received for travel are considered a “Sponsored Trip” with the purpose of providing and supporting external learning and research opportunities for main campus degree seeking students.

Student Travel funds are awarded as a reimbursement after travel is completed. The only consideration for applying before travel is if funds will be used for airfare, in which university policy requires all airfare to be coordinated with the university travel agent. Awarded funds must be used within the fiscal year (June 1-May 31) in which it was awarded. 

Award Description

The Student Travel Award supports both graduate and undergraduate students that have been accepted to meetings or events sponsored by professional organizations for the purpose of reporting the results of research, exhibiting or performing creative works, or otherwise disseminating results of their scholarly activity. Please note: due to very high demand for student travel funds, we are unable to support students who are attending but not presenting at professional conferences or meetings.

The amount awarded is up to $800 toward expenses incurred during the approved travel.  Once the award is closed out through the submission of the general travel expense report, any unused funds for the approved travel will be reallocated to provide other students opportunities to receive funding. 

The award amount will depend on the number of applications received, the available budget, and on the priority given to the application by the selection committee. 

We provide limited funding based on availability of the budget, amount of applications, amount of times the student has applied for funding, and the location of the conference. Students are strongly encouraged to have some vested interest in attending by paying for some of their travel.  

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Student Travel Award, at the time of travel an applicant must be:

(a) regularly admitted to a degree program on UIW’s main campus

(b) in good academic standing

(c) enrolled in the semester or session during which the presentation or travel takes place (doctoral students on “continuous enrollment” status for dissertation writing may meet this requirement with at least one hour of enrollment)

An award must be disbursed during the academic and/or fiscal year (June 1-May 31) in which it is awarded. Students that maintain a current enrollment status from Spring to Fall may apply funds for travel during the Summer semester/session. Each individual is only eligible for funding once per fiscal year (June 1- May 31).

Expectation of Student/s 

If you receive funds for travel from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, you are expected to adhere to the following:

  • UIW Student Code of Conduct
  • The Office of Research and Graduate Studies travel guidelines 
  • Relevant research compliance approvals (e.g. IRB approval for human subjects research, IACUC approval for animal research)
  • Communicate with the Sponsored Projects Coordinator to review the process and procedures before any funding is disseminated 

Expenses/Budget Guidelines

Allowable Costs:

Below are items/categories that can be covered by the award, however, this does not mean that all of them will be paid for. 

San Antonio (in town) conferences

  • Conference Registration Fee (excludes membership fees)
  • Parking fee

Out of town or out of state conferences

  • Airfare or mileage
  • Hotel accommodations up to 2 nights
  • Conference registration fee (excludes membership/organization fees, conference t-shirts, field trips, etc.)
  • Transportation costs only if no courtesy shuttle is available from the airport to the hotel 

Unallowable Costs:

Below are the items/categories not covered by the award.

  • Rental vehicle
  • Gas or any other incidental expenses associated with driving to your destination
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Food expenses
  • Alcohol expenses
  • Membership fees
  • Room service of any type
  • Extra nights at hotel beyond the conference dates
  • Transportation costs such as taxi fees, Uber fees, Lyft fees, and any other service to get around town (only exception is from airport to hotel if no courtesy shuttle is available)                   

*No cash advances will be applied for the student travel award

When to Apply 

· For Airfare (at least 2 months in advance): If you are requesting assistance withairfare apply as soon as possible. This will allow ample time to book airfare through the University Travel Agent. Airfare will not be booked in advance if the trip is less than 3 weeks away. 

· For all other requests (either 1 month before travel or apply immediately after travel for reimbursement). University policy states that expenses and receipts must be submitted within 10 days oftravel.

For more information contact:

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Operations

www.uiw.edu/orgs/research

Award Description

The Undergraduate Research Award supports and encourages mentored scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/creative activity. This award is up to $1,200 for undergraduate students who are conducting research projects and need financial assistance for necessary materials to begin, collect data, and share completed research, plus $600 for a faculty mentor stipend. Costs for projects include subscriptions to software for data collection and/or data analysis; publication costs; materials such as lab supplies; or other costs for research related materials that are not available at the university and are necessary to complete the research project.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an award from the Undergraduate Research Award, an applicant must be:

(a)  regularly admitted to a degree program

(b)  in good academic standing

(c)  enrolled in the semester or in the session that the research takes place (doctoral students on "continuous enrollment" status for dissertation writing may meet this requirement with at least one hour of enrollment)

(d)  the sole or principal investigator


An award must be used during the academic year in which it was awarded. Each individual is only eligible for funding once per fiscal year (June 1-May 31). 


Budget Guidelines

The amount awarded is up to $1,200 for the student and $600 for the Faculty Mentor allocated in the following manner:

  • Research Support: up to $600. Includes costs for materials and resources required to begin or complete a project. This portion of the budget would include lab supplies, software, materials, or other items that are necessary to complete data collection or analysis. Research support does not include travel expenses for conferences or printing of completed research.
  • Dissemination of Findings: up to $600. Incudes costs such as conference attendance and travel, publication, printing, or other costs associated with presenting or distributing completed research. This is based on confirmed acceptance to the conference.
  • Faculty Mentor: $600 stipend. This cost does not need to be added to the attached budget. The Faculty mentor will be required to complete an evaluation of the student, a mentor agreement, and an end of award evaluation.

Award Description
The Graduate Research Award supports students engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/ creative activity and is intended to help students pay extraordinary or unusual costs incurred in research projects. Costs for projects include subscriptions to software for data collection and/or data analysis; publication costs; materials such as lab supplies; travel for data collection; or other costs for research related materials that are not available at the university and are necessary to complete the research project.                    

 Eligibility
To be eligible for a Graduate Research Award, an applicant must be:
(a)  regularly admitted to a degree program
(b)  in good academic standing
(c)  enrolled in the semester or in the session that the research takes place (doctoral students on "continuous enrollment" status for dissertation writing may meet this requirement with at least one hour of enrollment)
(d)  the sole or principal investigator

An award must be used during the academic year in which it was awarded. Each individual is only eligible for funding once per fiscal year (June 1-May 31).

Budget Guidelines
The amount awarded is up to $1,000 for the student allocated in the following manner:
 

  • Research support includes costs for materials and resources required to begin or complete the project. The budget can include lab supplies, software, materials, travel for data collection, or other items that are necessary to complete data collection or analysis. Research support does not include travel expenses for conferences or printing of completed research.


The 2021 Service Learning and Engaged  Scholarship Showcase will be held during Research Week. UIW community  members, that is faculty, students, and staff are invited to share  podium presentations or posters submissions that demonstrate service  learning and engaged scholarship. We seek best practices, examples,  theories, scholarship, and grant writing skills related to all aspects  of service learning.

Service Learning at UIW includes community service which a) is  required in the class or the program, b) is completed to better  understand course or program content, c) reflects concern for the  well-being of the community, and d) helps students to reflect, find  meaning in their lives, and keep engaged to be good citizens in the  future. To see examples of Showcase presentations for the last three  years, visit the Faculty Service Learning Showcase site.

To learn more, visit the Service and Service Learning Guidelines site.

1. Presentations may take the following forms:

           Podium presentations for 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions
          Poster presentations showing service learning experiences

2. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.

3. Submissions must be made via Submittable.

4. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

5. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.

6. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.

7. Please check all text for errors before submitting.

8. Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2021 at midnight

9. Submissions are selected by faculty committee. Notification will be made by March 1, 2021.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies invites all UIW researchers, scholars, and artists to submit abstracts or artist’s statements describing their completed projects to be included in the Research Week 2021 program. All accepted abstracts and artist’s statements will be published in the Proceedings and archived in The Athanaeum.

Please join us for Research Week 2021: Inclusive Inquiry, to take place the week of April 12 - 16, 2021.  In keeping with the year’s theme, we especially encourage the submission of projects that incorporate participatory and collaborative approaches, engage with diverse or underrepresented communities, and/or produce outputs that are accessible. Please note that accepted submissions will be presented online in a virtual symposium format.

Poster Presentations
The poster presentation is open to any discipline and will include a formal online poster session.
Podium Presentations
Podium presentations are open to those who feel their discipline or area of study is better-suited to online podium presentations.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.
Performing Arts Submissions
Performing arts submissions are open to any musical, spoken, or theatrical performance.  Submissions must be original works by the artist or a presentation/discussion of existing pieces.  Please see submission form for additional performance information.
Visual Arts Submissions
Visual arts submissions must be original works by the artist.  Please see submission form for additional display information.
Participation  
Faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) are encouraged to submit applications describing completed projects.  
Projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year are welcome.


 

UIW Office of Research and Graduate Studies