Center for Global Studies SER Nielson Student International Research Grant
The Center for Global Studies, with the generous funding and cooperation of the School for Energy Resources, offers funding to support full-time UW undergraduate and masterâ€™s degree-seeking students with advancing research and engagement (including creative projects in the arts) in the areas of energy and sustainability of natural resources. Specifically, proposals are sought that will address the critical topics of (1) energy transition and how the world (and Wyoming) can move toward achieving IPCC goals for â€œnet zeroâ€ carbon emissions by 2050, and (2) energy poverty and meeting the needs of those living in areas affected by it. Grants may be awarded for internationally oriented and/or internationally relevant research that is done in collaboration with UW faculty, conducted outside the U.S., and/or focused on international topics appertaining to the applicantâ€™s studies at UW.
CGS-SER Nielson Student International Research Grants (awards up to $2,500) support full-time UW undergraduate and masterâ€™s degree students who are engaged in research in the target funding areas of energy and natural resource sustainability, with special emphasis given to the topics of energy transition and energy poverty.
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting UW undergraduate or masterâ€™s program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
- Only internationally oriented research proposals will be considered, with prioritization given to research that advances the emerging GEO strategic framework for comprehensive internationalization, â€œRegions, Themes, and Partnershipsâ€ and the specified target topics (indicated above). For more information, please see the UW Strategic Plan for Global Engagement.
- Applications must include a proposal narrative of no more than three (3) pages and a detailed, feasible and cost efficient budget, noting any existing funding.
- Applications must be supported by a letter from the department head, faculty member or academic advisor explaining how the proposed project contributes to the advancement of the studentâ€™s research objectives.
- Prior recipients of this grant are not excluded, but previous research grant outcomes will be considered in the evaluation.
- Degree to which the proposed research project contributes to the advancement of the applicantâ€™s studies at UW.
- Overall viability, relevance, and proposed deliverables of the proposed research project (e.g., scholarly publications, international co-authorship, dissertation research, field research and data collection, etc.)
- Cost efficiency and budget justification.
- Degree to which the proposed research project show promise of contributing to the advancement of the GEO strategic framework for comprehensive internationalization, â€œRegions, Themes, and Partnershipsâ€.
Applications for participation in international conferences, seminars, symposia, and related opportunities will be considered, provided that such engagement is explicitly related to the proposed research project. Enrollment in international internships and undergraduate research programs will also be considered when there is a compelling research statement and purpose provided.
INFORMATION FOR RECIPIENTS
- Grant recipients are required to submit a research summary to CGS within 6 months of receipt of funding.
- Grant funds will generally be paid in the form of a reimbursement of approved expenses up to the awarded amount and within the specified time frame for which awards are made.
- Grants cannot be deferred.