Undergraduate Research Fund
Students may request funding for senior theses and for other
proposals emphasizing original research that is
directly supervised by a Tufts faculty member. Supplies,
travel, library cards, and payment of
research subjects are examples of appropriate expenses.
Thesis binding, the purchase of computers or other durable
goods, the purchase of books available from Tisch library or
ILL, or payment of a salary are expenses that would not
normally be granted. The fund will support travel to a
conference if the student is presenting research, but we
cannot reimburse you for meals. The fund will not
support participation in educational programs and seminars
sponsored by other institutions.
Following are the guidelines and procedures to be used in
applying for these funds.
- Students should fill out the
Undergraduate Research Fund Application online.
- Each request should be accompanied by a supporting letter
or email from the faculty sponsor, sent to Scholar
Anne Moore. Because of limited
funds, it would be unusual for grants to exceed $450.
Students receiving funding from other university sources
must indicate this on their application. Such requests
should not exceed $200.
- Please note that students doing research on human
subjects must gain approval of the project from the
Institutional Review Board.
There is a space on the application to indicate
the date or anticipated date of approval. A copy
of the approval letter should be submitted to
Anne Moore along with your application
- Students can apply for funding for group
projects. All participating students should list
their names and ID numbers on a single
application, and the supervising faculty member
should send a letter to
Anne Moore outlining the project and
justifying the budget.
- Undergraduate Research Fund approvals will be
conducted on a rolling
basis; proposals will not be in direct competition with one
another. The program will end when the funds for the year
- Reimbursement will be made upon submission of receipts and
completion of appropriate financial forms.
- Only students who are currently enrolled at
Tufts and in good standing will be considered
- Please DO NOT ask the President or the Provost for