University of Southern Indiana

Student Collaboration Awards

USI Endeavor Awards

The Endeavor Research and Creativity Awards is a competitive program for undergraduates who are conducting scholarly research or creative endeavors at the University of Southern Indiana. Students are encouraged to apply for up to $2,500 through proposals that they write with help from their faculty sponsors.

All successful award participants including students who have been graduated, are required to present their research at the Endeavor Research and Creative Works Symposium on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Allowable Costs

Student-written project awards can be used to help defray costs for equipment, lab work, materials, and travel expenses to research sites necessary to complete the project. All equipment and excess materials purchased for the project using Endeavor funds become the property of the faculty sponsor's department once the project is completed.

Project Award Deadlines

The two deadlines are Wednesday, October 9, 2019, and Friday, February 7, 2020. Submit proposals for Endeavor Awards electronically to Dr. Michael Strezewski (pdf format preferred). Do not send hard copy proposals through campus mail.

Proposal Workshops

All students and mentors are encouraged to attend an Endeavor proposal writing workshop, sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research before writing a proposal. Contact Dr. Michael Strezewski ( for more information.

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