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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. 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 Undergraduate Research Mini-grant Application


Fall 2016 Mini-Grant Award Recipients

Name Project Title
Vasupradha Vasudevan Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii Used as a Model Organism for the Expression of a Prokaryotic Housekeeping Gene