Funding Opportunities

We have established four funding mechanisms to support Research that Reaches Out projects that integrate research and service.

2019-2020 Faculty Scholars Program

The Faculty Scholars Program is a new cohort program that supports the professional development of undergraduate faculty on Mercer’s Macon campus. Scholars will serve for one academic year with the Research that Reaches Out office. 

Applications for this program are closed.

Semester Project Support

Funds are available for supporting new opportunities for Macon students to engage in service-research activities at the Explore and Express levels as part of Fall and Spring coursework. We are particularly interested in funding proposals that bring new opportunities to students and demonstrate a plan for long-term sustainability. 

Funding applications for Fall 2019 are due July 1, 2019. Applications for Spring 2020 are due November 1, 2019.

Summer Student Research Program

Those interested in conducting summer projects with Macon traditional undergraduate students should apply through this program. 

Applications for Summer 2020 will be available in early October. The deadline to apply for Summer 2020 is December 1, 2019.

Conference Funding for Professional Development

Those interested in attending conferences for professional development that align with the goals of Research that Reaches Out can apply for funding. We especially look for ways conference attendees can bring information back to the Mercer community. 

Requests for student travel funding should go through the Provost's office. The application for student travel funding is available here.

Visionary Student Panel & Projects Initiative

Students, student groups, and student organizations should look for funding of their project ideas through the Visionary Student Panel & Projects Initiative.