Senior Essay Research Grants
EP&E research grants are available for EP&E juniors to facilitate work on their senior essay projects. These grants are intended to meet expenses for domestic travel, fieldwork, library research, interviewing, or other activities connected with that project, and provide an opportunity to begin serious work prior to the senior year on their senior essay. Amounts available and awarded vary, but requests are typically less than $2,500. Students are also encouraged to apply to other sources listed in the Student Grants Database.
Juniors applying for these grants should submit requests to the EPE Registrar’s Office by March 27, 2023. Applications should include a statement about the senior essay research project, an outline of how the proposed research is related to the senior essay project, a budget, a letter of support from a faculty adviser, and an application for IRB approval or exemption, if needed.
International research grants are also available. The EPE Senior Research Awards provide travel and research support for EP&E majors to complete research for senior theses in the subsequent academic year (Summer 2023 or AY 2023-24). Funds are administered by the MacMillan Center. Awards typically range from $500 up to a maximum of $3000. These competitive awards are exclusive to theses that focus on international topics. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for other grants listed in the Student Grants Database.