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Undergraduate Research Mini Grants

Undergraduate Research Mini-Grants are internal grants available for Drexel faculty and undergraduate student collaborators to support their work together. The goal of these grants is to provide further support for faculty and student collaboration in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative work at the university while also offering undergraduate students the opportunity to build skills in crafting effective application materials for funding opportunities.

Grant applications will open twice annually – in the Fall Term to support work undertaken the following Winter Term and in the Winter Term to support work undertaken the following Spring Term. The number of grants available and funding per grant will be contingent on budgetary constraints and will be announced each academic year.


Drexel undergraduate students who are currently working with Drexel University faculty are eligible to apply for this funding. Funding may be put towards hiring the student or toward research expenses, materials, or equipment. Student/faculty pairs awarded funding in previous rounds may reapply, though those who have not previously been awarded a mini-grant will be given priority.

Application Requirements

The student in the student/faculty pair is expected to submit the online application via the online portal. The link to the open application will be made available here when a submission cycle is open. Applications must include:

  • research statement,
  • a timeline of work,
  • a personal statement of interest (from the student’s perspective)
  • a faculty letter of support, and
  • a budget outlining proposed use of funds.

Grant applications will be reviewed by staff in Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs. Funding will be distributed to faculty or departmental accounts for final disbursement.

Winter Term 2023-24 Mini-Grant Application

Winter Term Mini-Grant applications are currently open. Undergraduate student and faculty pairs from across the University can apply for $2,000 each term to support their research efforts. Up to 10 grants will be awarded for Winter Term. At the end of the term, students who have received a mini-grant will be expected to write a blog post for the UREP Blog and to present their work at a poster session during the 2024 Week of Undergraduate Excellence (to be held in May 2024).

Applications are due by 12:00pm on Monday, November 6, 2023.

Apply here