RTP Grant Program

RTP Grant Program

Grants are available for IU undergraduate or graduate student research in the environmental sciences (e.g., ecology, geology, atmospheric science, human-environment interactions) at the Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve (RTP) properties.

The goals of this grant program are to encourage and advance IU student research on RTP properties, and to develop a long-term environmental database for the RTP.  Priority will be given to research projects without other external funding sources, but all interested students at the undergraduate and graduate level are encouraged to apply.

5Proposals funded in 2021

$4,000Maximum award amount

3.0Overall GPA required of student applicants

Selection Criteria

  • The quality, feasibility, and appropriateness of the research being proposed
  • The promise of positive intellectual growth, regardless of the specific outcome of the research
  • Established academic credentials and background for conducting the proposed research
  • Academic and intellectual support available to student to complete the research
  • Support of the supervising faculty member
  • A significant field component based on one or more of the IURTP properties

Application Procedure

Applications are due March 10, 2023.  Notification of awards will be made roughly one month later.

Applications should include a completed application form, including a research plan and a detailed budget, and one supporting letter of recommendation. 

Completed applications should be submitted as a PDF to preserve@indiana.edu.

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