All of the resources you need to find research within individual colleges here at OSU.

College of Agricultural Sciences

Program Description:

This funding will support research opportunities for undergraduates who are engaging in formal research for the first time. While open to all undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who are engaging in research for the first time, freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students are especially encouraged to apply for this support. The objective of the Beginning Researchers Support Program is to enable undergraduates to explore research experiences under the guidance of a faculty researcher.

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Contact:

Wanda Crannell: [email protected]

Program Description:

The Branch Experiment Stations are off-campus research facilities located across Oregon.  They are located in regions of Oregon where they can have the most impact in helping stakeholders (farmers, ranchers, fishermen, food processing entrepreneurs) to address the critical issues specific to that locale.  

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Contact:

Wanda Crannell: [email protected]

Program Description:

The Continuing Researchers Support Program provides funding assistance for faculty and undergraduate students who are seeking support for a semi-independent research project. The student applicant identifies a faculty member to work with and to develop a research/work proposal. Proposals for this support should include evidence of strong faculty/student collaboration, previous student research experience, and a research topic in line with the ongoing research of the faculty and in service to the university.

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Contact:

Wanda Crannell: [email protected]

Program Description:

The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students who enter Ph.D. programs to pursue careers in university teaching and research by providing research opportunities to undergraduates that have been underserved.  Program objectives include: to provide students with the preparation to become research scholars; to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study; and to increase the number of successful underserved applicants and subsequent enrollment of these students in graduate school.

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Contact:

Dr. Joseph Spatafora: [email protected]

Program Description:

Students accepted to the internship will participate in a research project conducted under the guidance of EMT faculty, and interact with faculty, graduate students and other scientists at OSU in a variety of venues that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive graduate programs in toxicology and related fields. 

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Contact:

Mary Mucia: [email protected]

Program Description:

The goal of the OSG Summer Scholars Program is to contribute to a diverse ocean workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment. The program helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate school, as well as careers in marine science, policy, management and outreach. Scholars can assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analyses, research, policy development, and outreach and public engagement efforts.

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Contact:

Jenny Engels: [email protected]

Program Description:

The Undergraduate Learning Experiences in Working with Big Data in Agriculture Internship summer program aims to provide undergraduate students classroom and experiential learning experiences in working with big data relevant to agricultural research and extension. Students will get first hand experience to gain an understanding of the scientific process, the appropriate use of quantitative methods, and an ability to work in teams and communicate effectively across disciplines.

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Contact: 

[email protected]

    Program Description:

    The Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI) at Oregon State University offers an annual competitive program to fund undergraduate research internships in areas related to viticulture, enology, and economics. The goal is to provide highly-motivated undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn and actively participate in research related to grape and wine production. Scholars will have the opportunity to gain a broader learning experience outside of the classroom by working directly within the lab and/or research program of an OWRI faculty mentor.

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    Contact: 

    Denise Dewey: [email protected]

    Program Description:

    The OSU STEM Leaders Program is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in STEM fields at OSU. This is accomplished through an orientation course, cohort-based workshops, peer mentoring with upper division STEM students, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences for freshmen and transfer students.

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    Contact: 

    [email protected]

    College of Business

    Program Description:

    The Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights (formerly named the C2C Marketing Lab) provides professional market research and consulting services in order to provide insight into markets, businesses and today’s consumers. Work directly with faculty, industry professionals and other potential employers. All backgrounds and experience levels are weclome to apply. We provide opportunities for growth and challenging experiences for everyone from freshmen to graduate students. All disciplines are welcome to apply (e.g. business, marketing, social research, engineering, media productions, anthropology, sociology, etc.)

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    Contact:

    [email protected]

     

    Program Description:

    The Center for Supply Chain Management at the College of Business is a multidisciplinary knowledge platform to launch and promote research and education in the fields of supply chain management and analytics. We demonstrate thought leadership and knowledge creation through partnerships with industry, experiential learning for students, and executive education.

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    Contact:

    Christine Roth: [email protected] 

    College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

    Program Description:

    The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the unique opportunity to work on individual research projects, and participate in group field trips, seminars and science colloquia over a 10-week period at CEOAS in Corvallis, OR and the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR under the guidance of university and research agency scientists, who serve as mentors. Students will review both lists of CEOAS mentors and HMSC mentors, then complete the online application.

    Students who only wish to be considered for an internship at CEOAS should list only CEOAS mentors on their application, and vice versa. REU interns receive a $6000 stipend, housing on-site, and round-trip transportation from their home area.

    Contact:
    Itchung Cheung
    [email protected]
    (541) 867-0380

    More information: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/reu

    Program Description:

    During this 10-week internship, college students are matched with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices. Interns help businesses improve efficiency, save money and reduce waste through projects based on preventing pollution. The interns are PAID, and the program is FREE for first-time businesses.

    Contact:

    Jenny Engeles

    [email protected]

    More Information: https://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/OASE/oase-students 

    Program Description:

    The Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) has a new Undergraduate Research Experience called ARC-Learn (Authentic Research through Collaborative Learning) that will run from October 2021 to June 2023. The goal of the program is to train the next generation of creative and diverse scientists to solve critical environmental challenges in Polar Regions.

    Contact:

    [email protected] and put "ARC-Learn" in the subject line.

    More Information: https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/arc-learn 

    College of Engineering

    Program Description:

    Pete and Rosalie Johnson established the Pete and Rosalie Johnson Undergraduate Internship Program to support undergraduates in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The Johnson Internship is available to any CBEE student who has successfully completed the first year CBEE courses CBEE 101 (or equivalent COE intro engineering course) and CBEE 102.

    In order to be competitive for summer positions after the sophomore year of schooling, students need to have demonstrated mastery of skills not taught or practiced at other schools, and this is what is provided by the Johnson Internship in the summer following the students first year in the CBEE program, when it is difficult to obtain a meaningful engineering internship. Student must complete 400 hours of supervised laboratory research. Daily journal of activities (electronic journal) will be  sent weekly via email to Johnson Internship Coordinator Dr. Skip Rochefort. 

    Contact:
    Skip Rochefort
    [email protected]

    More information: http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/johnson-internship

    Program Description:

    We offer research experiences in all aspects of robotics, for students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields. Our students have pursued projects in a variety of areas of robotics that deal with the real world; from remote marine sensing, to building and controlling legged robots, to picking up and manipulating objects, to managing swarms of robots, and to how we can incorporate robots into our daily lives.

    During our 10-week summer program students will work on specific research projects alongside graduate students and faculty, attend workshops to find out what graduate school and research is all about, learn how to apply for graduate student fellowships (such as the NSF GFRP), and enjoy the great Oregon outdoors through student-organized activities. All participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, plus a travel, housing, and food allowance sufficient to cover costs. Space has been reserved in student summer scholar dorm housing for REU participants from out of town that want to take advantage of it.

    Contact:
    Bill Smart
    [email protected]

    Cindy Grimm
    [email protected]

    More information: http://robotics.oregonstate.edu/reu

    Program Description:

    Oregon State University is pleased to announce summer internships for undergraduate students on the topic of resilience. The Engineering for Bouncing Back (EBB) program will award research experience for undergraduates (REU) fellowships up to $5,000 per student, along with travel and subsistence support, for participation in hands-on and interdisciplinary research on building resilient communities.

    During the ten-week program, students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. In addition, students will participate in cohort-building activities such as, field trips to communities facing unique challenges in resilience and a film night focused on community resilience stories. Professional development activities include weekly skill-building workshops and panels, a 10-page project report, and a final program symposium.

    Highly motivated undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. 

    Contact:
    Tyler Radniecki

    [email protected]

    More information: https://engineering.oregonstate.edu/current-students/research-opportunities/reu

    Program Description:

    The OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is offering $1,000/quarter scholarships for undergraduate students to work on projects with faculty members. In this way, we will provide Research and Experiential Learning opportunities for our EECS undergraduates that demonstrate, through experience, the practical and gratifying results of being in our majors.

    More information: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/research-and-experiential-learning-undergraduates-relu-student-form

    Contact: Mike Bailey, [email protected]

    College of Forestry

    Program Description:

    This program provides CoF undergraduate students paid opportunities to work with CoF faculty on research projects or field experiences. Working with a CoF Faculty mentor enhances your personal growth and development. Students will have the chance to explore potential career paths while gaining new perspectives and broadening your horizons. Students will have the opportunity to develop strong, supportive, professional relationships and apply what you are learning in your classes to hands-on experiences.

    Protogés are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. If you are working more than one position on campus you will need to split hours between positions.

    Contact:
    Brooke Harrington
    [email protected]

    More information: http://studentservices.forestry.oregonstate.edu/sre/mentored-employment-program

    Program Description:

    This program seeks to train the next generation in digital manufacturing and mass timber buildings. Students will fill out the online application found on the website, provide a resume, transcript, and letter of interest in order to apply.

    Awardees will receive $500 per week and support for on-campus housing, as well as partial travel support for conferences and meetings.

    Contact:
    Arijit Sinha
    [email protected]

    More information: http://woodscience.oregonstate.edu/training-application

    Program Description:

    Forest GUMP (Graduate Undergraduate Mentorship Program) is a mentorship and employment program provided by the Graduate Student Council that offers College of Forestry graduate students and undergraduate students the opportunity to work together in mentored pairs on career preparation, graduate school applications, research skills, and preparing for life after college.

    The Forest GUMP Mentorship Program pairs graduate students as mentors with undergraduate students as mentees based on related interests for an academic year.

    The Forest GUMP Employment Program offers the opportunity for graduate students to hire undergraduates in a mentored employment research opportunity over the summer.

     

    Contact:

    [email protected] 

     

    More information: https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/studentservices/forest-gump

    Stem Leaders Program

    The OSU STEM Leaders Program is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in STEM fields at OSU. This is accomplished through an orientation course, cohort-based workshops, peer mentoring with upper division STEM students, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences for freshmen and transfer students. Click here to find out more about why the program was initiated and click here to learn more about the different program components.

    More information: https://stemleaders.oregonstate.edu/

    Contact:

    [email protected]

    College of Pharmacy

    Brief Project Overview (1-2 Sentences): Opportunities are available to participate in hands-on bench research in the College of Pharmacy in laboratories that seek to discover new medicines, novel and innovative means of drug delivery, new targets for drug therapy, and to improve current drug therapy regime for patients.  

    Location & Duration of Project: Research sites in pharmacology, medicinal and natural products chemistry in Corvallis.  Sites in pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacokinetics and health outcomes research are available mostly in Portland.

    10 weeks summer experiences may commence between mid-May and the end of June depending on the student’s academic calendar. 

    Type of Work & Tasks to Be Assigned: Students will participate in the full range of lab activities including running assays, isolating bioactive compounds, assisting with research subjects, keeping a detailed lab notebook, presenting at weekly lab meetings, developing a formal presentation of research results and helping with daily lab clean-up and maintenance.

    Prerequisites (course work &/or experience): No specific pre-requisites except an interest in pursuing a career in biomedical research in pharmaceutical sciences. Preference given to students who have completed introductory biology or chemistry courses. For this program, preference is also given to students interested in pursuing a graduate degree (PhD) as opposed to a professional degree in medicine (MD) or pharmacy (PharmD).

    Amount & Type of Financial Support Provided: A limited number of scholarships are available at $9/hr, or ~$3000 for 10 weeks of full-time summer research. Part-time opportunities are available for students wishing to take summer coursework on the OSU campus.

    Housing &/or Living Arrangements: Housing is the student’s responsibility.  However, summer sublets are usually available in Corvallis between June and September. 

    Application Procedures: By April 15, mail or email a letter (2-3 pages) explaining your research interests in pharmaceutical sciences, any preparation you may have for conducting research, and your career goals. Also include a copy of your undergraduate transcript (unofficial is okay). Please visit our website at pharmacy.oregonstate.edu to view our faculty research interests to tailor your application. Preference is given to students who have received a letter of support from one of our faculty indicating that he/she is interested in having the student in his/her labs.

    Contact Information: 

    Arup Indra, Director, Undergraduate Research Program, OSU College of Pharmacy at [email protected] or Noelle Cummings, Administrative Assistant at [email protected]

    Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences may also be contacted directly by students with specific research preferences.

    More informationhttps://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/research/summer-undergraduate-research-opportunities

    College of Public Health and Human Sciences

    Program Description:

    The population of Americans aged 65 and over is expected to double in the next 25 years. By 2030, almost 1 out of every 5 Oregonians will be 65 or over. The vision of the OSU Center for Healthy Aging Research is to become nationally and internationally known for innovative research, education, and outreach that enhances quality of life for older adults, their families, and society. Center researchers from multiple OSU departments join together to plan, coordinate, and conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary studies designed to optimize the health and well-being of aging individuals and their families.

    The Summer LIFE Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to work with a Center for Healthy Aging Research faculty member to develop research skills and an understanding of opportunities in science and research. Stipend for undergraduate is $1000 with a $1000 match from student’s faculty adviser. A final, scholarly report will be due at the end of summer term. All LIFE Scholars are also expected to participate in at least one public presentation concerning the program and research completed.

    Contact:
    Carolyn Aldwin
    [email protected]
    (541) 737-4992

    More information: http://health.oregonstate.edu/healthy-aging/student-opportunities/life-scholars

    College of Science

    Program Description:

    SURE Science is a competitive program that supports undergraduate science students who wish to pursue research during the summer. The College of Science welcomes undergraduate students to pursue scientific inquiry and engage in research firsthand. Students learn by doing, making it easier to understand the underlying rationale behind the research. Students will identify a mentor faculty member to collaborate on a summer research project.

    The maximum award is $5,060 for 11 weeks of full-time research with a sponsoring faculty member and participation in an end-of-the-summer poster session. The award funds can be used to support scholarly research activities.

    Contact:
    Gabrielle James

    [email protected]

    More information: http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/SUREscience

    Program Description:

    Designed to prepare undergraduate students for a graduate research career in the Statistical Sciences. Students will have the opportunity to learn statistical and computational skills and to conduct research projects in one of the following areas: Extreme Value Theory, Multiple Comparisons, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Modeling of the power grid and other biomedical and statistical problems.

    Students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10 weeks and up to $600 to cover travel expenses. Lodging and meals will be provided for.

    Eligibility:

    • Students majoring in mathematics, computer science, statistics, or related fields who have had the calculus sequence and a course in linear or matrix algebra
    • Must be registered as an undergraduate student and should not be graduating by the end of summer of 2020
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

     

    Contact:
    Javier Rojo
    [email protected]

    More information: https://stat.oregonstate.edu/node/1689

    http://stat.oregonstate.edu/reu

    Program Description:

    The purpose of the program is to give ten motivated and talented students an opportunity to learn the process of doing mathematical research and to learn more about mathematics as a discipline and profession. The students spend a large portion of their time working on research projects. A few students come up with their own project, but most work on projects suggested by the faculty. Often students work jointly on a project, and students are encouraged to assist with each other's projects. We view computation positively as valuable experimental tools in mathematics, but our final goal is always to give a proof or mathematical explanation of patterns observed.

    Participants receive a $4000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, and (pending negotiations with the university) a room in campus housing. In addition, 12 units of academic credit (quarter system) are earned, and tuition and fees are paid. Students give two talks during the program, one near the beginning and one final presentation.

    Eligibility:

    • Students from underrepresented groups in mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply
    • Must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
    • Preference given to those graduating the year following the summer program

    Contact:
    Holly Swisher
    [email protected]
    http://people.oregonstate.edu/~swisherh/home/

    More information: http://math.oregonstate.edu/~math_reu/index.html

    Stem Leaders Program

    The OSU STEM Leaders Program is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in STEM fields at OSU. This is accomplished through an orientation course, cohort-based workshops, peer mentoring with upper division STEM students, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences for freshmen and transfer students. Click here to find out more about why the program was initiated and click here to learn more about the different program components.

    More information: https://stemleaders.oregonstate.edu/ 

    Contact:

    [email protected]

    Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

    Program Description:

    The College of Veterinary Medicine offers an opportunity to perform health-related research in its laboratories during the summer. Students will contact a Biomedical Sciences faculty member from the official list of Biomedical Summer Research Projects and Mentors. They will complete the application and have it signed by their chosen mentor. Selected students will be awarded a $2000 stipend and $1000 for supplies.

    Contact:
    Patrick Chappell
    [email protected]

    More information: https://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/research/student-summer-research-programs

    Other Funding Opportunities/Research Awards

    The E.R. Jackman Internship Support Program provides financial assistance to students in low-paying or volunteer internships. Funds may be used to help offset a variety of expenses including transportation, living expenses, projects, and research. Applications for International Internships will also be considered for additional support from the Global Experience Fund.

    Contact:
    Dale Weber
    [email protected]

    College of Agricultural Sciences Academic Programs Office
    [email protected]

    More information: https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/academics/financial-support/internship-financial-support-program

    These awards recognize and reward OSU undergraduate students who, through the comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship, and originality in writing a paper or completing a project. Typically there are two awards given to OSU students; a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in the humanities and a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student in the social sciences/sciences/engineering.

    This award is thanks to the generosity of donors Gilbert and Marie Cleasby.

    Contact:
    Anne-Marie Deitering
    [email protected]


    More information: http://library.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research

    Honors experiential scholarships and grants are available to HC undergraduates in good standing in support of learning experiences outside of the classroom that advance a student’s education goals. Applications will include a detailed budget for how the requested funds will be used, a statement about why receipt of funds is essential to the experience, and a clear statement for how the experience will further the applicant’s education.

    Contact:
    [email protected]


    More information: https://honors.oregonstate.edu/webform/honors-experiential-award-application

    This program enables OSU faculty members to support Honors College undergraduates who are working with them by providing funds for student payroll. The maximum award is $1000 and must support student work. Applications must be initiated by a faculty member.

    The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach.

    Contact:
    Kevin Stoller
    541-737-6425
    [email protected]


    More information: http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship

    PCOSW provides funding for OSU community members to pursue professional development, research, or other opportunities that support PCOSW’s mission. Scholarships average $300. Applications are due by Friday of the 5th week of each term (fall, winter, spring). Notification of an award will occur during the 7th week of the term. Funding requests must be made at least one term in advance prior to the project/activity start date. For example, if your funding request is for spring term, you must submit your request during or before winter term. Applications submitted during spring term must be for projects/activities that take place beginning July 1 through fall term. The committee does not meet over the summer.

    Contact:
    [email protected]


    More information: https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/funding-opportunities 

    OSU Cascades

    Layman Fellowship Program

    Click here for the list of Layman Fellows

    PURPOSE

    To increase student engagement in experiential learning through research and scholarship mentored by OSU-Cascades faculty.

    SOURCE OF SUPPORT

    This program is made possible due to the generous support of Doug Layman and Daisy Layman.

    AWARDS

      Each award (per student) includes (updated 4/20/22):

      • $2,000 award to the student. Student awardees must be enrolled in any 6 OSU-Cascades course credits and will receive two $1,000 scholarship dispersals (Summer 2022 and/or Fall 2022). 
      • Up to $500 for student supplies and/or student travel related to the project. 
      • Any unused funds will be returned to the Layman Fellowship program for award to future students.

      Eligible projects and requirements

      • Faculty-mentored student research/scholarship projects appropriate to the discipline are eligible for funding. The faculty mentor is responsible for identifying an appropriate project together with the student.
      • All full-time (1.0 FTE) OSU-Cascades faculty members are eligible to be a mentor.
      • All OSU-Cascades students are eligible. Requirements include:
        1. Document 90 hours of work, signed by the mentor, and completed within one calendar year of the project start date.
        2. Presentation of the project at the annual OSU-Cascades Student Research Symposium with an acknowledgement indicating support from the Layman Fellowship program on their poster/project. If the student is unable to present at the OSU-Cascades Symposium, the faculty mentor and student can identify an alternative presentation venue.
        3. Completion of an online form at the conclusion of the project to summarize accomplishments and impacts on the student’s educational and/or career trajectory. The summary will also note where the student presented the project, and will include long-term contact information for after graduation such as email, phone number, and mailing address.
      • Faculty mentors agree to participate in program evaluation activities including surveys, interviews, student applications/acceptance to graduate school, job placement, etc.

      HOW TO APPLY

      1. Application form can be found here.
      2. Student will connect with a faculty mentor to identify an appropriate project. The application form requires students indicate that they have approval from the faculty mentor for the proposed project. 
      3. The application includes:
        1. Information about the student and faculty mentor.
        2. Description of the project (background, aims, methods, anticipated outcomes).
        3. Role of the student, faculty mentor, and other Layman Fellow applicants on the project.
        4. Statement of anticipated impact on student’s education and/or career goals.
        5. Budget for supplies and/or travel, up to $500.
          1. For information regarding travel see the business office website.
        6. Project timeline.
      4. Submit completed application by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

      DEADLINES

      November 15 (for January 1 funding) and May 15 (for July 1 funding), annually.

      REVIEW CRITERIA AND PROCESS

      • Application scoring rubric can be found here.
      • The review committee will be comprised of two faculty members and an administrator who oversees the Layman Fellowship program. Faculty members on the committee will not review/recommend their own students’ applications for funding.
      • All complete and well-developed applications will be recommended for funding. All proposals recommended will be funded, given sufficient funding.
      • Additional considerations may be included if more proposals are received than can be funded, including student financial need, student characteristics (e.g., under-represented group, first generation college student), representation of multiple disciplines, and faculty mentors. The intention is that recipients represent the OSU-Cascades student body.

      In future years the track-record of mentors’ students completing their projects, and the quality of symposium presentations will also be considered.

      NUMBER OF AWARDS

      • Total budget is $50,000 per year for 4 years, for a total of $200,000.
      • The total number of projects to be awarded in one fiscal year is 19. While the actual number could vary, approximately ten projects will be funded in July and nine in January.
      • Any funds unspent on funded projects, and/or funds not awarded in a given year, will be rolled into the pool of funds for the following year.

      QUESTIONS? Contact Dr. Chris Hagen, Director of Research, OSU-Cascades.