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The Undergraduate Research Program supports undergraduate research in the form of three different grants including: faculty-led grant, student-led grant, and student-travel grant. Full time faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply for the faculty-led grant (students from all disciplines may apply for the other two grants). Faculty interested in learning more about the faculty-led grant view the information below. Additionally, faculty are encouraged to meet with the Sponsored Programs staff and/or Dr. Jennifer McCullough, Director of the UGRP.

Apply for the following opportunities by accessing the application database at


The SVSU faculty-led grant provides faculty with the opportunity to expand the capacity of their research while simultaneously mentoring undergraduate students in effective research strategies.
Funds are available for the following:

  • Student salary up to $1,000 per semester per student during the academic year and salary up to $2,500 per student during the Spring and Summer terms (faculty may work with a maximum of three students per semester).  Students may be hired for one semester or multiple semesters for a maximum of one year.
  • Additional supplies up to $500 per student to conduct research that extends the faculty member's work

To learn more about the SVSU faculty-led grant and/or to apply, download Faculty-led Application Form (53KB) instructions. 

Due Date: By 4:30 pm on October 31 and March 15 yearly or next business day if the due date falls on the weekend.

Non-STEM Application Example (391KB)

STEM Application Example (422KB)


The Frahm Agricultural Research Grant supports and encourages students and faculty at Saginaw Valley State University to engage in agricultural research and add to the growing body of information archived by the Saginaw County Agricultural Society that will be housed at the agricultural museum. The Society has already amassed an impressive collection of antique tools and equipment, and is striving to both centralize and increase this important collection of artifacts and informational materials documenting and advancing regional agriculture.

To learn more about the Frahm Agricultural Research grant and/or to apply, download Frahm Agricultural Research Grant - Faculty (25KB) instructions.

Due Date: Applications are currently being accepted, no due date

Faculty may learn more about other opportunities to engage undergraduate students in their research not funding by the UGRP, at the Sponsored Programs webpage