Awards and Grants Available for Faculty, Undergraduates

Social Justice Action Award, Undergraduate Research Grants Available

rodriguez.jpegDr. Richard A. Rodriguez Memorial Fund - Social Justice Action Award

This award was created to honor and recognize Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez (pictured at right) and his personal and professional commitment to foster social justice among people of diverse backgrounds. It supports the initiatives and projects of SSU students interested in taking action to foster a safe and respectful learning environment as well as reduce acts of intolerance, discrimination, and hate related to the Big 8 of Diversity: Culture, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Age, Social Class, and Disability.

For Fall 2011, the award will fund or partially fund up to three projects. Each project may have a budget up to $200. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Oct. 10. No proposals will be considered after the deadline. Applicants will be notified of their applications by Monday, Oct. 17. The award ceremony will take place in May 2012.

Download the document below to begin the proposal process:
social justice action award.doc


Undergraduate Research Grants Available

As a part of its allocation of Instructionally Related Activity Fees, the Fee Advisory Committee has funded the Undergraduate Research Grant Program for the 2011-2012 academic year. These research grants are designed to aid undergraduates with expenses they may incur in their research projects, such as supplies, equipment, or travel to present their research at professional or scholarly meetings.

The maximum award is $750 per grant, with an average award of $500. To qualify, a research project must be supported by a faculty sponsor and must be directly related to a class in which the student is enrolled. The deadline for applications is October 14. No late applications will be accepted.

Faculty members are encouraged to make this information available to students who are engaged in or considering independent research projects. As the research grants have become increasingly competitive, we urge faculty and students to closely adhere to the guidelines and meet the application deadline. Guidelines and application forms are available in the Academic Affairs office, Stevenson 1041, or on the web at

For further information, contact David Hartranft at 707.664.2237 or email

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