Biology Student Investigator Grant Application


Please look HERE for the application deadline

Guidelines for the BSI are available HERE

Name
Faculty Mentor

Your application to the Biology Student Investigator Grant competition needs to include the the following:

  • Research Plan/Narrative - Provide background information and literature review as appropriate and state the specific goals and/or hypotheses for your research project. Describe your research plan and methods. Include the following sections in the proposal after the background information, literature review, and goals and/or hypotheses:
    • Timeline for Completion of Project - Include a timeline that clearly indicates work completed to date and proposed future work.
    • Expected Products of this Research - Briefly summarize the expected outcomes of this research and provide specific details with regard to dissemination plans; e.g. presentation at specific meetings, publication, thesis, etc.

Provide specific details throughout narrative the so the reader can understand the justification for requested budget items. If travel to do research is involved, explain why this travel is necessary to complete the project. If you are requesting funds to travel-to-present provide details of your presentation plans, and be sure to upload the required documentation (e.g., your abstract, the meeting announcement detailing location, costs, etc.). Upload the Research Plan as a PDF.

  • Budget detail - Use the BSI Budget Template. Upload as a PDF.
  • Budget Justification - Describe in detail what you plan to use these grant funds for. In particular, provide details as to why a particular item is needed and the need for a specific quantity of a particular item. Example: Brown glass vials are necessary to prevent light from damaging specimens. A total of 100 vials are needed to house 100 samples each of midges, gnats, and mosquitoes. For research travel detail exact costs for travel expenses and mileage based on university policies (links to this information is on the purchasing homepage: www.millersville.edu/purchasing). Justification should align with specifics of your research plan. Upload as a PDF.
  • Other sources of Funding - What other programs have you applied to or received funding from to support this research? Please list the source(s) and amount(s) requested, either pending or received.Upload as a PDF.

Please upload everything In the requested format.

Not doing so will cause your submission to fail.

Project Application

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After you submit this form, it will be automatically routed to the faculty member you listed under "Faculty Mentor". They will be able to upload their letter or support/recommendation. Once they attach their letter and submit, you will receive and email confirming that your submission is complete.

To be completed by Faculty Mentor

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