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URECA Summer
CESAME Opportunities

Examples of Small Grants? Phil Lenberg used the funds for rental of parts and performance rights for Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks Concerto (still under copyright protection) for a chamber concert that he organized and conducted.


Examples of Travel Grants? Students have used these to attend: the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Annual Biomedical Engineering Society meeting, Annual Neuroscience meeting, National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).. . just to name a few.


URECA Small / Travel Grants Program

URECA Small Grants
URECA awards grants of up to $300 to undergraduates for the purchase of materials or supplies or to pay for other items related to their research or creative activities. Applicant must be a Stony Brook undergraduate in good standing. The project for which they are requesting funds must be carried out under the supervision of a Stony Brook faculty member, a researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory or Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, or a member of the external community approved by the department in which the applicant is majoring. Applicants should submit a 250-word proposal describing the research project/creative activity for which they seek support. The proposal must indicate how the funds will be used. The proposal must be accompanied by the following items:

A budget. (If applicable, list any other funding sources supporting the project.)
A letter of support from the student's supervisor.
A copy of the student's transcript. (Minimum GPA of 3.3 in major-related coursework recommended).


Small Grant application materials should be sent to:
URECA, Melville Library N-3070, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3357

URECA Small Grants: these funds are not to be used for the purchase of routine laboratory supplies/reagents.


URECA Travel Grants
URECA awards travel grants of up to $400 to Stony Brook undergraduate researchers to attend a professional meeting or conference. In order to qualify, an applicant must be a co-author of a paper or poster presented at that meeting. Travel grant recipients also receive funds to join a professional society as a student member. Priority is given to those students who are themselves presenting.

Applicants are encouraged to submit one copy of the following materials-- if possible, several weeks prior to the date of the conference:

1) The URECA Travel Grant Application Form; 2) an abstract of the project to be presented (~300 words); 3) indication that the abstract has been accepted; 4) a resumé and unofficial transcript ; and 5) a letter of support from the research supervisor.


URECA Travel grant application materials should be sent to:
URECA, Melville Library N-3070, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3357


Applications for URECA Small / Travel Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. (Minimum GPA of 3.0 recommended).

Other funding sources on campus?

CESAME (formerly LIGASE)

Humanities Institute - Undergraduate Awards program

**Sigma Xi - Scientific Research Society
Travel & excellence in research awards also available through local chapter of Sigma Xi. Contact Prof. Larry Swanson (SoMAS) and/or Prof. Harvard Lyman (Biochemistry) for more information.