Student Research Grants

The Jack G. and Noma Jean Folmar Research Fund

The Department of Biology funds undergraduate research through the Folmar Research Fund. Proposals are accepted in the spring semester and awards are made for the next fiscal year. To be eligible for this grant you must be pursuing a research project with a Department of Biology faculty member.

All applications must be submitted through this online form:  Jack G. and Noma Jean Folmar Research Fund Application

This application requires a Project Summary, Budget, Research Mentor's name for Letter of Support, unofficial transcript, and short answers to questions concerning your experience and motivation for doing  research. To help you prepare for applying, you may preview the application here, but all applications should be submitted using the online form.

Important Information:

  • If you or your research mentor have previously received a Folmar Award, a project summary must be on file with the Department of Biology in order for you to be eligible for additional funding. Contact Dr. Adair for more information if this applies to you or your research mentor.
  • This award may not be used for travel to scientific meetings or for the cost of publication. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

Submission is closed for the the 2021-22 awards.


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