Research Partnership Awards
Unlike the HHC's long-established Research
Grants which help support juniors and seniors pursuing specific
research or scholarly activities, Research Partnership Grants are intended
to encourage freshmen and sophomores to become involved in research or
scholarly activities in disciplines that evoke their interest.
Freshmen and sophomores who apply for these awards must have 3.4
GPAs overall to qualify for consideration.
Activities considered appropriate for these awards include:
Ultimately, what an applicant does should be determined by conversations
between the applicant and the professor for whom s/he will be working.
Research Partnership Grant awardees should work approximately 6 to 10
hours weekly doing a semester. (Summer activities are flexible.) The goal
of the program is to make freshmen and sophomore students aware of some
important aspects of the research and/or scholarly activities professors
pursue, and to help prepare students for more advanced research and
scholarly activities as they pursue a major.
- serving as a research assistant for a humanities professor
working in a science laboratory in some capacity
helping a social sciences professor collect data.
Fall: 5 p.m. on the first Friday in
Spring: 5 p.m. on
the first Friday in February
Summer: 5 p.m. on the
These awards are for freshmen and sophomore students. Awards will be
for up to $1000. Normal classwork associated with research and/or
scholarly activities does not qualify for this grant. A student may only
receive this grant once. Awards will be made on a competitive basis. A
student's record, the intended activities, and the recommendation of
the mentor will help guide the grant committee's decisions.
completion of the period for which a student has received this grant, s/he
must write a short essay describing what s/he learned about the research
and/or scholarly activities in the mentor's discipline.
To apply for a Research Partnership Grant, obtain an application
Please Note: All applicants must attach an unofficial
to this application.
If you are packaged with need-based federal financial aid (for
example, Stafford loans, Pell grants), and you receive one of the
HHC's grants, awards, scholarships, or prizes, your award may not be
paid-out in the form of cash funds (i.e., as money paid into your
Bursar account), but instead, may be used by IU's Office of Student
Financial Assistance (OSFA) to reduce your student loan burden.
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