Request for Proposals: 2018-19 Student Research Award

With the goal of supporting research, scholarship, and creative activities at Sonoma State University, the 2018-2019 Student Research Awards are made possible through $45,000 in contributions from private donors. These awards are intended to support both graduate and undergraduate student research across all academic disciplines at SSU.

Each Student Research Award provides up to $750 in funding for supplies and/or travel related to the funded research or creative project. Applications will be accepted for either research projects led by an individual student or projects conducted by a student research team; however, only one application may be submitted per project.


Eligible graduate or undergraduate students must be enrolled through the end of the Spring 2019 semester, and all awards must culminate in a presentation at SSU’s annual Science Symposium, Symposium of Research & Creativity, or the Faculty & Graduate Symposium at the end of the Spring 2019 semester. Please note that projects that have already received funding through other SSU internal funding sources for the 2018-19 academic year (e.g., Koret Scholars, RSCA) are not eligible for the 2018-19 Student Research Award.

A selection committee to be named by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs will review the proposals, and priority will be given to:

  • Research projects which assist in the fulfillment of the individual researcher’s or research team’s degree program;

  • Proposals from researchers or research teams that have not previously received student research funding from SOURCE (e.g. SOURCE Award and/or Koret Scholars Award);

  • Proposals that demonstrate overall quality by including a well-written, detailed proposal which includes: (1) the purpose and goals of the project, (2) the steps required to engage in and complete the project, (3) the anticipated outcomes of the project, and (4) how the completion of the project will contribute to the future career and/or academic goals of the researcher(s).

Click here for the 2018-19 Student Research Award Guidelines



Proposals and supporting documentation are due by December 13th at 5:00 p.m. and must be submitted through the SSU InfoReady portal.