3M Student-Faculty Collaborative Grants
3M Student-Faculty Collaborative Grants provide opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These grants help students develop laboratory and leadership skills for graduate school and professional careers, and help faculty advance their research or pilot new projects. Small-scale grants typically provide summer or one-semester support, while large-scale grants provide up to two years of support.
Small-scale 3M Collaborative Student-Faculty Research Grants
The award for small-scale grants is $2000, with $1000 devoted to the student researcher, $500 devoted to the faculty mentor and $500 set aside for supplies. Additional funds (not to exceed $100) may be available to cover the costs of preparation of posters and related presentation materials for Science @ St. Kate’s Day.
Large-scale 3M Collaborative Student-Faculty Research Grants
Large-scale grant awards can be as high as $25,000. However, larger awards are possible for projects that are broader in scope or are interdisciplinary. To be considered for funding, all large-scale 3M grant proposals must address the following program requirements:
Note: For the purposes of this grant, psychology and other disciplines in the social sciences are not included in the STEM designation
- Present a well-defined research topic and research plan. This should include clearly defined outcomes that are both realizable within the proposed time frame and potentially publishable.
- Involve one or more students collaborators with significant and clearly documented responsibilities.
- Provide evidence for the potential of the project to positively impact the number of women in STEM fields where they have been traditionally under-represented.
- Include statements from all project participants documenting their interest in and time commitment to the project;
- Agree to participate in Science @ St. Kate’s Day by presenting a poster on the project.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application at least six weeks prior to your proposed start date. Applications should be completed and submitted via email to Glenna Whitmill
in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs.
The 3M Grant Review Committee will evaluate all proposals. Notification will be made within approximately three weeks of the submission of your application.
3M Conference Travel Request:
Faculty and student recipients of current 3M Large Scale Grants may use this form to request support for presenting results obtained as part of their 3M Grant at a scientific meeting or conference. Approval of conference support is dependent upon the availability of funds. However, every effort will be made to ensure that each 3M project is able to attend at least one meeting to present its results.
All requests using this form must be made at least 6 weeks prior to the end date of the current 3M grant.
Conference travel requests should be submitted to John Dwyer
. Requests take a minimum of two weeks to process, so plan accordingly.