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. Each year, the URI will award six student grants up to $250.
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
Student Mini-Grant Award Recipients
|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|
Have a research idea?
Students seeking to conduct independent research can contact the URI for assistance in identifying a faculty research advisor.
Fall 2016 Student Mini-grant Recipient
Researching: Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii Used as a Model Organism for the Expression of a Prokaryotic Housekeeping Gene