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How to Apply

  1. This is the fun part! Come up with an idea for an independent research or artistry project and share your idea with a faculty member in your department.
  2. Review the proposal guidelines and requirements.
  3. View examples of successful proposals (see the list below).
  4. Complete and submit an electronic copy of your proposal with your professor’s signature to ugresearch@niu.edu by November 12, 2017. (Please include all supplemental materials with your proposal).

Application Materials:

If your Project is Selected

  • If your project is selected, you will receive a grant up to $2,500. You can use these funds between January 1 and December 31.
  • You are responsible for covering expenses beyond $2,500. 
  • You must submit documentation (final report, original receipts, and pictures) to the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning within six weeks of completion of your project.

Proposal Examples

These successful proposals may help you better understand how to write a proposal for your research idea.

Submission Deadline: November 12, 2017

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