Other Scholarship Opportunities

Graduate Research Assistants [PDF]

The Office of Michigan Public School Finance (MiPSF), led by Dr. Phillip Caldwell, II, at Eastern Michigan University seeks to explain racism's persistence specifically related to public school funding policy, practice, and educational disparities in Michigan. MiPSF is currently seeking Graduate Research Assistants to work with the team on several
components of the research project. The application is now available.

Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in Spring 2024:

Spring 2024                                                                                          
Application deadline: 24 March 2024    
Results: 10 April 2024   

Summer 2024                                                                                          
Application deadline: 24 July 2024    
Results: 10 August 2024   

Winter 2024                                                                                          
Application deadline: 24 November 2024    
Results: 8 December 2024                 

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at: https://editing.press/bassi

The Richard and Helen DeVos Scholarship [PDF]

The Richard and Helen DeVos Scholarship was established in 2021 by the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids
Charities Foundation to honor the legacy of Richard and Helen DeVos and their commitment to education. A generous gift from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation to the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation allowed for the creation of this scholarship to support a Michigan resident with tuition and related expenses for Masters level, Doctoral level, or advanced research pursuits at an accredited public or private college or university in Michigan. The scholarship recipient selected for 2022 will be awarded $25,000.

Students entering an accredited college or university in Michigan or who are already enrolled in any of the former are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. An important part of the application process is a Statement of Purpose (SoP) (please see below), demonstrating why the scholarship is needed, the
academic program the candidate is pursuing, career plans for the scholarship applicant, and letters of
recommendations. Once awarded, the scholarship recipient will be required to present a written report 
update on October 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023, to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Rotary
Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation. The recipient may also be asked to attend a meeting of the
Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation Board of Trustees and a Rotary Club of Grand Rapids
Thursday luncheon.

This scholarship is a one-year award. However, successful recipients may apply each year for this scholarship. Applications will be due annually by April 1st, and will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee comprised of Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Members appointed by the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids Charities Foundation Board. The April 1st, application deadline will allow for review, candidate interviews, a final determination of the scholarship recipient by June 30th, and the funding to be received for fall enrollment. This merit-based, needs-based, and non-discriminatory scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the completed application, and personal interview. The funds will be paid directly to the college or university on behalf of the student tuition, so a student number must be submitted by the successful candidate.

Office of Michigan Public School Finance (MiPSF)

The Office of Michigan Public School Finance (MiPSF), led by Dr. Phillip Caldwell, II, at
Eastern Michigan University seeks to explain racism's persistence specifically related to public
school funding policy, practice, and educational disparities in Michigan. Research in the
Michigan Office of Public School Finance is made possible with the generous support from the
John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and the Michael G. Morris Endowed
Chair for Outstanding Faculty Members by the College of Education at Eastern Michigan

Must be interested in issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
Must have effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively
communicate with students, parents, faculty, staff, community partners and potential corporate
sponsors. Must be highly motivated and be able to work independently and in a group setting.
Must be comfortable with a flexible work schedule.

Stella and Rose Romanow Scholarships [PDF]

The purpose of this scholarship is to support outstanding individuals enagaged in the pursuit of information science, education, historic preservation, information management, instructional design/learning theory and other fields taught at EMU.

Tier I - Doctoral Student Fellowships
The fund supports tuition or stipends, generally in the range of $5,000–$12,000 per year.

Tier II - Master's/Specialist Student Stipends
The fund provides stipends, generally in the range of $1,000.00–$5000 per year.  A GPA of 3.2 or higher is generally expected.  

Tier III - Undergraduate Incentive Grants
The fund provides a stipend of $500–$1,500.  A GPA of 3.2 higher is generally expected.  

Emma Stevens Aging Research Award [PDF]

The Aging Studies Program has developed an award opportunity to support Eastern Michigan University student research in the field of aging. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student who is conducting research in the area of dementia, Alzheimer's care or gerontology and to honor faculty members mentoring research at EMU.

Possible ways financial support can be used include, but are not limited to:

  • Research presentation at workshops or conferences
  • Participant payments
  • Transcription
  • Research software
  • Photocopies and other printing
  • Assessments

In order to be considered for the research award, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student at EMU who is conducting research in the aging field
  • Have identified a research mentor and submit a letter of support from that mentor with the application
  • Have a clearly developed research proposal and/or conference presentation acceptance documentation
  • Have a University Human Subjects Research Committee approval if research involves working with human participants
  • Attend the Aging Studies program Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony in September of the year awarded where you and your faculty mentor will be honored
  • Submit a final summary upon completion of research and/or presentation that should include a project title, summary/abstract and discussion of how funds were spent; the student will deliver a short presentation to the Aging Studies Program faculty if possible.

Applications will be considered and evaluated on a rolling basis; please submit to Andrea Zakrasjek via email ([email protected]) at any time. Please be sure you include your name and "Aging Research Award Application" in the subject line of the email. Upon review of the application, awards will be determined by the Research Award Standing Committee until funding has been depleted and considered in the order received. This award fund typically has $1,000 available to fund research.

Please contact Dr. Zakrajsek if you have any questions regarding the research award process:

Andrea Zakrajsek
Director, Aging Studies Program
[email protected] 

The Aging Studies Program is part of the:

School of Health Sciences
313 Everett L. Marshall

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GiAR) Program

Sigma Xi invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for research grants from its Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. The application portal is open starting today at www.sigmaxi.org/giar. The portal will close on October 1. Awards in this cycle will be dispersed in January 2022.

GIAR application deadlines are March 15 and October 1 each year. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from most areas of the sciences and engineering. Larger grants are available for research related to astronomy and vision, and for vision-impaired students. 

The grants are used to cover travel expenses to and from a research site, or to help a student purchase non-standard laboratory equipment that is necessary to complete a specific research project. 

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