The Koret Scholars Award
2018-2019 Academic Year

With the goal of supporting research, scholarship, and creative activities at Sonoma State University, the Koret Scholars Awards are made possible by a grant from the Koret Foundation. The awards are intended to support undergraduate students and their faculty mentors in research and creative projects across all academic disciplines.

Each Koret Scholars Award provides funding for one faculty mentor working with four undergraduate SSU students; however, not all four of the students are required to be working on the same study or project.  With this model, faculty mentors are able to work with a group of four students on one project, with individual students working on individual projects, or some combination of both. Koret Scholars Awards are intended as one-time grants, not as a sole or continuing source of support for a particular line of professional activity and priority will be given to:


  • Applications that demonstrate diversity in the research workforce through the inclusion of students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in higher education (i.e. first generation college students, low-income students, or underrepresented minority students);

  • Individuals who have not previously received a Koret Scholars Award;

  • Probationary, tenure track faculty at critical stages of their careers, during which research support is essential.


Click here for the Koret Scholars Award Guidelines


Application Deadline: Proposals and supporting documentation are due by November 7th at 5:00 p.m. and must be submitted through the SSU InfoReady portal.