The Ann Louise Page Fund for Undergraduate Research

Description: The Ann Louise Page Fund for Undergraduate Research awards small grants to support original research by undergraduate student members of the Sociology Department. Funds are awarded on a rolling basis each academic year, and up to $1,000 will be administered annually. 

Scope: Awards are to be made to support original sociological research by undergraduate students. Awards may be used to support activities such as, but not limited to: interview transcription, travel for research, compensation for study participants, and other research-related costs.

Application Requirements:   Students are to submit a single application via the Department of Sociology’s internal application form, accessible here. Required application materials include:

  • A project description summarizing the project goals, research question, research method(s), anticipated findings, and anticipated scholarly products. Students should also describe what the funding will be used for and a timeline for completing the proposed work. The project description should be one-to-two pages single-spaced .
  •  A budget detailing the total amount of requested funding and anticipated costs for itemized expenses.
  • An info page with the following information: student’s year, degree concentration, number of major hours completed, and GPA.
  •  A letter of recommendation from a relevant faculty mentor. (If a faculty mentor oversees the research in question, the letter should be from them). Letters may come from tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track faculty. The letter should speak to the student’s qualifications for completing the proposed research. The letter should also discuss the merits of the proposed project and the use of funds.

Eligibility: Undergraduate sociology majors in good academic standing  will be eligible to receive awards.

Deadline: Awards will be made on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.

NOTE: Faculty should email letters of recommendation directly to the Student Development Committee.