FSU IDEA Grants Application
Opens Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline Feb 8 2021 11:59 PM (EST)
Description

Welcome to the application page for IDEA grants. 

Is there a creative endeavor you want to undertake, or an original research project you would like to conduct? Do you want to develop or evaluate a product idea, entrepreneurial venture, or a service initiative? IDEA grants fund research, creative projects, and the development or evaluation of new or existing ideas. This is your chance to flex your creative muscles, innovate, and explore.

FSU undergraduate students in all majors can apply for an FSU IDEA Grant (formerly URCAA, MRCE, PRSF). Selected applicants will receive a summer stipend of up to $2,000 (or up to $3,000 for groups) to fund their self-designed work on a topic, project, problem, artistic product or performance, or other entrepreneurial or creative idea. Projects must last 8-12 weeks and be under the mentorship of a supervising faculty member. The project does not need to be tied to a student’s major or minor, but it should be guided by a student’s academic goals and future plans. Funds may be used for living expenses, materials, lost income from not working during summer, and/or travel. Projects must be culminated in oral, poster, or creative presentation at the annual President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence.

To complete the application an individual applicant or a team must submit a letter of recommendation request from the supervising faculty member, a project proposal, a budget proposal and how the project will deal with human subjects, if applicable. Each applicant must submit a personal statement and a request for a personal recommendation from a faculty member.

To formally complete each task you must press the green "Mark as Complete" at the end of each task. To submit your application you must complete all required tasks and press the green "Submit" button on the left side of your application screen.

IDEA Grant applications are due February 8, 2021, and are available here by signing up and logging in to the right.

Here are some other helpful resources:

Funded IDEA Grant Projects
Example proposals
PDF of IDEA Grant Application Form
PDF of IDEA Grant Personal Statement Prompt

ELIGIBILITY: All undergraduate students are eligible to apply (with a supervising professor) provided that they:

  • Are enrolled at FSU at the time of application

  • Will have completed at least 12 credit hours at FSU before accepting an IDEA Grant

  • Will return to FSU as an undergraduate the fall following the summer IDEA Grant work

    Selection criteria include the student’s academic record and achievement, initiative, expression of academic and career interests, the project’s feasibility and intellectual merit, and the possible benefits of the project to the community in question (if applicable). Applications require two letters of recommendation from faculty members (or three or four letters depending on group size). 

 

We are grateful for the generous donors who have sponsored the following IDEA Grants:

Michael J. Shaara Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award

David B. Ford Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award

Scott and Ina McNichols Undergraduate Research Award

Helen Louise Lee Undergraduate Research Award

Nancy Casper Hillis and Mark Hillis Undergraduate Research Award

Dr. Jack Saltiel Undergraduate Research Award

John W. Day III Undergraduate Research Award

Steve Madden Undergraduate Research Award

Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Research Award

Fred and Debbie Tresca Global Scholars IDEA Grant

Garnet and Gold Scholar Society IDEA Grant

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Creativity and Innovation Fellowship

Lisa Scott Endowed Undergraduate Research Award:

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FSU IDEA Grants Application


Welcome to the application page for IDEA grants. 

Is there a creative endeavor you want to undertake, or an original research project you would like to conduct? Do you want to develop or evaluate a product idea, entrepreneurial venture, or a service initiative? IDEA grants fund research, creative projects, and the development or evaluation of new or existing ideas. This is your chance to flex your creative muscles, innovate, and explore.

FSU undergraduate students in all majors can apply for an FSU IDEA Grant (formerly URCAA, MRCE, PRSF). Selected applicants will receive a summer stipend of up to $2,000 (or up to $3,000 for groups) to fund their self-designed work on a topic, project, problem, artistic product or performance, or other entrepreneurial or creative idea. Projects must last 8-12 weeks and be under the mentorship of a supervising faculty member. The project does not need to be tied to a student’s major or minor, but it should be guided by a student’s academic goals and future plans. Funds may be used for living expenses, materials, lost income from not working during summer, and/or travel. Projects must be culminated in oral, poster, or creative presentation at the annual President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence.

To complete the application an individual applicant or a team must submit a letter of recommendation request from the supervising faculty member, a project proposal, a budget proposal and how the project will deal with human subjects, if applicable. Each applicant must submit a personal statement and a request for a personal recommendation from a faculty member.

To formally complete each task you must press the green "Mark as Complete" at the end of each task. To submit your application you must complete all required tasks and press the green "Submit" button on the left side of your application screen.

IDEA Grant applications are due February 8, 2021, and are available here by signing up and logging in to the right.

Here are some other helpful resources:

Funded IDEA Grant Projects
Example proposals
PDF of IDEA Grant Application Form
PDF of IDEA Grant Personal Statement Prompt

ELIGIBILITY: All undergraduate students are eligible to apply (with a supervising professor) provided that they:

  • Are enrolled at FSU at the time of application

  • Will have completed at least 12 credit hours at FSU before accepting an IDEA Grant

  • Will return to FSU as an undergraduate the fall following the summer IDEA Grant work

    Selection criteria include the student’s academic record and achievement, initiative, expression of academic and career interests, the project’s feasibility and intellectual merit, and the possible benefits of the project to the community in question (if applicable). Applications require two letters of recommendation from faculty members (or three or four letters depending on group size). 

 

We are grateful for the generous donors who have sponsored the following IDEA Grants:

Michael J. Shaara Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award

David B. Ford Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award

Scott and Ina McNichols Undergraduate Research Award

Helen Louise Lee Undergraduate Research Award

Nancy Casper Hillis and Mark Hillis Undergraduate Research Award

Dr. Jack Saltiel Undergraduate Research Award

John W. Day III Undergraduate Research Award

Steve Madden Undergraduate Research Award

Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Research Award

Fred and Debbie Tresca Global Scholars IDEA Grant

Garnet and Gold Scholar Society IDEA Grant

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Creativity and Innovation Fellowship

Lisa Scott Endowed Undergraduate Research Award:

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Opens
Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline
Feb 8 2021 11:59 PM (EST)