Student Grants Available

NMU undergraduate and graduate students may apply for grants to support scholarly research and creative activities. The Charles C. Spooner Student Research Program will fund up to three awards for the fall semester, each worth a maximum of $500. Application materials must be submitted to departments by Sept. 15. The winners will be announced Oct. 22.


Students are eligible to apply if they are enrolled full-time in a degree program, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and enroll in a course directly related to their proposed projects—special topics, directed study or thesis—during the award period. Students will work with faculty members on the projects.  


“This could be a resumé-builder for the students selected,” said Cynthia Prosen (Graduate Studies and Research). “Employers and graduate schools like to see that a student has a proven record of applying for, and getting, grants to support their work. I would urge students to fill out their applications correctly and submit them on time.

“Northern recently charged a committee with evaluating the state of scholarship on campus. The final report noted that NMU students are active participants in a variety of projects and report positive experiences and outcomes.”

Grants will also be awarded for the winter and summer semesters. The application deadlines are Jan. 15 and March 15, respectively. Prosen said past recipients have used the funding for such activities as estimating the size of the deer population at Presque Isle Park, studying the effects of a new class of schizophrenia drugs and promoting a film produced, written and directed by a student.


For more information go to Spooner Grants.


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