Rise Scholarship

CRL RISE Scholarship Award

The CRL RISE Scholarships are designed to bring new students into the research and creative enterprise. Students are expected to identify a mentor and work with their mentor to write a proposal for a substantive independent research or creative project to be completed no later than by the end of the following spring semester. The scholarships will support student participation in the RISE to the IU Indianapolis Challenge initiative, and successful completion of the sponsored project will qualify the student for the research portion of the RISE challenge. This is a faculty-mentored research experience for the duration of at least seven months (October 1 through April 30).

Five RISE to the IU Indianapolis Challenge undergraduate research scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year. The $1,500 award is applied to the winning students’ bursar accounts. These scholarships have been made possible through the generous gift of Mr. Daniel Wilson and Dr. Kathryn J. Wilson, who served as the founding executive director of the IU Indianapolis Center for Research and Learning.

The mentors will receive $500 for research supplies or equipment. Half of the student stipend is disbursed mid-project, and the remainder upon successful completion of the project and submission of all research products. Students are expected to submit a research progress report and present their work at the IU Indianapolis Student Research Day. 

Eligibility requirements

  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full time at IU Indianapolis
  • Pursuing first undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Little to no prior research experience
  • If your projects involve human subjects, please know that IRB approval or IRB exempt status is required prior to the start of the funding cycle.
CRL will not fund any project that has not been reviewed by IRB

Application materials will require a brief research/creative proposal (guidelines), CV, and copy of transcript, as well as a letter of support from the research/creative mentor.

This application opens July 15.
The submission deadline is October 30.

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Contact Jerry Daday, Ph.D., for more information.