Have Research, Will Travel

October 20, 2023

Did you know? The Center for Student Research and Creative Work supports student attendance and participation at professional meetings and competitions held during the academic year.

A student shares research with an attendee at the 2023 JAVĿ¼ Showcase.

Undergraduate and graduate level students are eligible for funding to help offset the cost of student registration fees, travel, and related expenses. Funding is provided by the University, as well as through gifts from JAVĿ¼ alumni, faculty, and staff.

Applications for funding are accepted on a rolling basis; more information about the application process can be found online. All funded students are required to submit a short summary after the event and present at the annual JAVĿ¼ Showcase so the campus community can learn about their experience.

In addition to funding experiences to conferences and competitions, the Center offers grant-funded opportunities that support paid undergraduate research during the academic year, as well as the Summer Fellows Research Program. The 10-week program gives Fellows the creativity and freedom to design projects or explore special topics in their chosen field of study. Students can propose their own project in consultation with a faculty mentor or choose from one of a series of special projects. The program has supported 285 student researchers since its inception in 2011.

For questions about the Center, email Dr. Kristin Picardo, director of the Center, at kpicardo@sjf.edu.