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Each year with funding support from the President, the Frost Center offers grants to social science faculty to pay for student collaborative research.  The Center’s Advisory Committee accepts proposals throughout the entire academic year and considers them in the order in which they are received.  The committee will consider applications until the funds are depleted, so there is an advantage to submitting a proposal early in the academic year.  You may apply for funds for two years consecutive maximum with a third year off in-between proposals.

Please send your proposal to the Frost Center, pursuant to the following suggestions:

  • The proposal can be brief, but enough to give social scientists outside of your area an introductory understanding of the problem being addressed and how student researchers will be used.
  • When computing student wage, please indicate the number of students, the number of weeks, the number of hours per week, and the hourly rate (suggested rate is $8.00 per hour for college students).
  • Please indicate other sources of funding for this research project.
  • Faculty/student teams receiving funding must present their findings at a Frost Center research colloquium.  Presentations at the National Council on Undergraduate Research, Hope’s January Research Celebration or an appropriate disciplinary conference are encouraged.

To apply please use this form: