Funding Opportunities

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

2020-2021 Faculty Scholars Program

The Faculty Scholars Program is a 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. 

The deadline to apply for 2020-2021 is April 8, 2020. The application can be accessed here.

2020 Summer Undergraduate Digital Media Fellowship Program

The Summer Undergraduate Digital Media Fellowship program is a new full-time summer fellowship program for Mercer undergraduates. Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums as they generate digital content for the Research that Reaches Out office and the upcoming Center for Engaged Learning. Content will include videos, podcasts, articles, or graphics. 

The deadline to apply is Sundary, March 29, 2020. The application can be accessed here.

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. 

The deadline to apply for Summer 2020 has been extended until December 15, 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. 

Applications for conference funding are closed.

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.