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The Undergraduate Research Institute (URI) seeks to support students in the development of independent research projects by connecting student researchers with faculty research advisors, funding, and academic resources. URI offers a variety of workshops to foster the development of research ideas and projects across the disciplines.


Funding Your Project

Mini-grants are available to support faculty and students seeking to embark on undergraduate research projects.

The purpose of this grant is to support the development research skills among students through independent research projects under the direction of a faculty member.

Projects selected for this grant will allow students to develop undergraduate research skills by completing an original research project with the guidance of a faculty member.


  • Applicants must be a degree seeking student currently enrolled in at least one course at Lone Star College-Montgomery or Lone Star College-Conroe Center. However, the student does not need to be enrolled in a course associated with the project specifically.

  • Applicants must work under the direction of a faculty member currently teaching at Lone Star College-Montgomery or Lone Star College-Conroe Center.

  • Applicants must have completed at least one semester before applying for a mini-grant.

Post Project Reporting Expectations

All recipients are expected to:

  • Submit a summary report of project results.

  • Complete a 1,000 word reflection essay regarding the research process, research skills acquired, and future applications of those skill.

  • Participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Currently Accepting Applications

Grant Interest Form

Student Mini-Grant Award Recipients

Name Project Title
Vasupradha Vasudevan Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii Used as a Model Organism for the Expression of a Prokaryotic Housekeeping Gene
Minerva Gillis Medicine on Mars
Marilyn Shaughnessy Lichens: Part Fungi, Part Algae, All Symbiosis