Grua/O'Connell Research Award

Each fall, the Student Fellowships Committee makes approximately a dozen awards of up to $2,000, each supported by an endowed fund established in 2007 by Peter Grua ’76 and Mary O’Connell ’76. These awards support faculty-mentored student research in all disciplines.
Grua/O’Connell Research Awards can be used in conjunction with other sources of funding from the College (e.g., a College-awarded fellowship) or external sources (e.g., a faculty grant); however, preference will be given to applicants without other sources of funding. Normally, these awards will not exceed $2,000, and the College anticipates making 15 awards during the fall 2020 selection process.

2020 Application Deadlines

Phase One: 
Monday, September 16 at noon

Phase Two: 
Thursday, September 26 at noon

Awards from this fund support:

  • student travel that will substantially enhance students’ honors projects or research being conducted under the mentorship of a faculty member (e.g., travel to library/archive or to another location to conduct research, or travel to a conference to present results), or
  • students’ research expenses such as purchasing of books and equipment, publishing research results, or any combination of these expenses.
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