The purpose of the Endeavor Awards is to support the creative and research efforts of undergraduate students. All USI students from all majors are welcome.
About the Awards
The Endeavor Awards include three components:
Student Collaboration Award
An award to help defray the costs associated with doing research or a creative project. Allowable costs include those used for lab work, equipment, materials, and travel to research sites. Students may apply for up to $2,500 through proposals they write with help from faculty mentors. Each student listed in the proposal must complete a separate Student Collaboration Award cover sheet. The fall and spring deadlines are Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and Friday, February 8, 2019. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Student Presentation Award
A travel award to help defray costs of presenting a project at an off-campus professional meeting. The deadline is anytime but it is requested that the proposal be submitted at least 30 days before the presentation, if possible. Each student presenting must complete a separate Endeavor Presentation Award cover sheet. Individual students can apply for up to $1,000, while multiple students applying for a single presentation (e.g., team competitions or multiple student authors of a single conference paper/poster) may request funding up to $2,000. Funds will be distributed by the faculty mentor. All students traveling must be listed on the award proposal.
Due to high demand for student research and travel funding, the Endeavor program will not be accepting any new Student Presentation Award applications until after July 15, 2019.
A symposium is held on the USI campus each April for the presentation of student research and creative projects. All students receiving Collaboration Awards and/or Presentation Awards are obligated to present the results of their research at the Endeavor symposium. Any USI undergraduate or graduate, however, may submit an abstract for consideration. Students from universities other than USI may also submit abstracts to the Symposium for consideration.