Research Supply Fund

Associated Students (AS) Academic Grants

Each academic year, A.S. earmarks funds for research. A.S. offers two grants for student research projects: the Research Grant and the Creative Exploration Grant. Both grants offer funding for research supplies and travel expenses associated with completing research*.

Research Grant

The A.S. Research Grant offers funding for most materials requested for a research project.  Some examples of items funded in the past are chemicals, lumber materials, conference registration fees, survey incentives, and books.  In order to receive maximum funding, we recommend that you do extensive research and find the most affordable option available before compiling your budget. Projects from all fields of study will be judged equally; this grant often funds research projects in the fields of science, engineering, psychology, and communications.

Creative Exploration Grant

Funding is available for student projects that display innovation and creativity while furthering the student’s technique and knowledge in their field of study.  All students are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to students studying the arts such as projects on art, humanities, architecture, or history.

Please visit the Associated Students website for more information. All questions should be directed to: Chair of Academics at asacademics@sandiego.edu

*by-laws are subject to change


Hinman Grant (Honors Program Thesis Research Grant)

Honors Program students in their junior and senior year can apply for the Lawrence Hinman Honors Research Grant. Students can earn up to $500 for supplies, conference fees, etc. for their honors thesis research. View the documents below for more information on the grant:

Hinman Grant Description
Hinman Grant Application

Please visit the Honors Program website for more information