Research and Creativity Fund
The Honors College Research and Creativity Fund enables undergraduate students to receive grants which defray expenses directly related to research and other creative activities. This program is supported through funds from the Office of the Provost and is administered by the University Honors Council. The grants are available only for University at Buffalo students participating in the Honors College (either as “regular” or “Advanced” Honors). Grants can not ask for funding for non-Honors College individuals. The maximum funding available is $5,000 per grant and awarded amounts may be less depending upon availability of funds.
Proposals are reviewed by the Honors Council, which consists of faculty, administrators, Honors students and staff members from the Honors College . Applications for Spring 2015 funding will be due on October 31, 2014 and for Summer and Fall 2014 funding on March 3, 2014.
Applications for this fund are available through Elizabeth Colucci, one of the Assistant Directors of the Honors College. Please email her at email@example.com with your name, major, and a brief 2 or 3 sentence statement outlining your research or creative activity to request an electronic copy of the application.
Examples of Funded Research
- Creation of a visualization algorithm that will help visually impaired individuals
- Creation of a documentary on the constructs of masculinity
- Dating the New Testament wall painting in the Collegiate Church of San Gimignano, Italy
- Construction and activation of multipurpose robots
- Visiting Atwia, Ghana to document changes to the economic realities of women in that region
- Creation of a computer generated 3D model of an Assyrian temple
- Staging Spring Rant: a multidisciplinary theatrical production
- Studying the link between long term exercise and asthma
- Directing and producing Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros” in Buffalo’s Theatre District
- Analyzing the impact of Liposome Encapsulated Doxorubicon on cancer growth
- Excavating Roman pottery from the Palatine East site in Italy
- Researching the impact of cannabinoid antagonists on human sperm
- Teaching archaeology to school age children using computers and 3D modeling
- Performing “Birdbath” in France at an International Theatre conference
- Surveying prehistoric fishing patterns in Western New York
- Developing Nano-particle composite solid state light emitters with controlled color output
- Attaching photoluminescent silicon nanoparticles to DNA for long term tracking
- Creation of an original film centered around life, death and fear.
Last updated: March 12, 2014 6:56 am EST