FHSU Graduate Student Research Resources

Journals & Databases
Forsyth Library Electronic Journals & Newspapers
Forsyth Library Databases
Chicago Manual of Style

FHSU Research Guidance & Compliance
Institutional Review Board (IRB): Information about human subject research
Institutional Care and Use of Animals Committee (IACUC): Information about research involving mammals
Undergraduate Research Experiences Office (URE): Administration of research projects by FHSU undergraduate students working with faculty mentors

Research & Presentation Opportunities
FHSU John Heinrichs Scholarly & Creative Activities Day
Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) from the National Science Foundation

Finding Funding for Graduate Research
Grants Office: For information about external grant or contract assistance, internal grant programs, and other sponsored projects

Graduate Scholarly Experience (GSE) Grant Program
The purpose of the Graduate Scholarly Experience (GSE) Grant Program is to engage FHSU graduate students with meaningful scholarly/creative/research activities. $4,000 in grant funding is available in each semester (Fall and Spring).

All current Fort Hays State University graduate students are eligible to apply for grants up to $500. Approved projects may not receive the full amount of funding requested.

Applications may be used for either consumable supplies for proposed research/scholarly/creative work OR to help defray costs for travel to present the results of such work. 2018 Applications are now open!

Grants-in-Aid of Research Program
Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

Graduate Assistantship Information

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