Wednesday, March 21—LVC Closed

LVC will be CLOSED for Wednesday, March 21 due to deteriorating conditions and forecasted weather. The Bishop Library will be open until 4 p.m. A decision about evening classes will be made later today.

Student Faculty Research Projects Application

Funding for student-faculty research will help with reasonable costs associated with a research project. Funding cannot be used to pay for tuition credits and a grant in the full amount requested is not guaranteed.


Application Schedule and Deadlines

  • Complete application in Interfolio by February 2, 2018.
  • Selection process occurs during the month of February.
  • Awards will be announced in by Wednesday, March 14.


Application Guidelines

In order to be considered for funding, projects should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The project should involve a scholarly/research study or creative process/goal.
  • Students must be genuine contributors to the project.
  • The project description should articulate a creative and clearly defined model for how students will participate and collaborate with faculty. What is the nature of the collaboration with students? How many students will be involved in the project? How will they be involved? What are the student learning outcomes?
  • Student stipends may be included in the budget submitted with the proposal. Summer stipends award $300 per week for up to 10 weeks. Stipends will not be awarded if students are receiving credit for the experience.
  • Room and board may also be included in the budget submitted with the proposal. (Room = $160 per week; Board = $160 per week)
  • Faculty stipends may also be included in the budget submitted with the proposal. Stipends are awarded for directing student summer research at $300 per week for up to 10 weeks. Stipends during the academic year will also be considered. A rationale must be included if faculty stipends are requested.
  • If research involves human subjects, project approval from the Institutional Review Board is required.
  • If the research involves any international travel, a copy of the proposal must also be sent to Jill Russell, director of global education and chair of the Global Education Committee. The committee will review any geographic risks or concerns regarding the proposed destination. 
  • Funding cannot be used to offset costs for LVC-sponsored study abroad programs.

Funding will not be awarded for projects that have been funded through two consecutive cycles. 

In its deliberations, the Arnold Grants Committee will work to distribute funding across multiple disciplinary areas. Priority will be given to those proposals that most closely align with the institution's strategic priorities, namely globalization, diversity, and inclusion.



The results of the project, if successful, should be publishable in a scholarly journal in the field as a book or monograph or as a chapter in a compendium; or, it should be suitable for presentation at professional meetings in the field; or, it should be suitable for performance or displayed at appropriate venues for creative works.

Within three (3) months following the project's conclusion, the faculty project director will submit a final report to the senior associate dean of academic affairs summarizing the results of the project.

Grant recipients may be invited to present at the College following the grant project.


Application Checklist

Be sure the following application materials are submitted via Interfolio:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Résumé (student and faculty)
  • Research Proposal Form
  • Institutional Review Board Approval (if necessary)
  • Budget Request Form - funding in the range of $3,000 to $10,000 may be requested, and all reasonable costs associated with a successful project may be included.
  • If destination is outside the continental U.S., a copy of the proposal must be sent to Jill Russell, director of global education.