The Office of Research and Creative Activity thanks you for your interest in ORCA research and travel grants. Read more about the grants here.


Applications for fall grants and year-long fellowships closed on Monday September 25th, 2017. Travel grants can be submitted on a rolling basis but must be in to us at least three weeks prior to travel, however, travel grants have now closed for the 2017-18 academic year.


To apply, students should download a copy of the ORCA ​Fellowships, Travel & Research Grants Proposal Document. Once this document is completed, it should be submitted to this page, by going to "Author Corner" in the left sidebar and clicking on "Submit Grant Application."


Accepted award funding information will be displayed on this page, including the student's name, faculty mentor name, and a brief student-submitted abstract or summary of the research.


For questions, contact ORCA Info

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Grant Applications from 2018

Losing My Religion: Examining the Effects of Religion and Mortality Salience, Thomas DeRossett and Tommy DeRossett

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Evaluating the effects of handmade cards on hospitalized patient's health, Abigail Prins and Dina Byers

Grant Applications from 2017

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Culture in Chaos: Kyoto in the Warring States Period, Benjamin James Ashby

The Impacts of Short-Term Agricultural Study Abroad Programs, Anthony G. Bittel III

Impact of Family Structure on Economic Activity during the Early Modern Period in England and Scotland, Chloe Chaplin and Kathy Callahan Dr.

Evaluating the Impact of Continuous Grazing in Pastures on Soil Quality in Central and Western Kentucky, Emily Cook

Occurrence of parasites and zoonotic diseases in feral and privately-owned cats in Murray KY, Nicole A. Creeden

DEOMI Organization Climate Survey: An Assessment of Locally Developed Questions, David I. Crittendon

Research Strategies: Why, What, Where, and When, bailey green, MacKenzie Meyers, Whitney Ellington, Mason Robinson, and Christina Grant

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Political Affiliation and Attitudes, Jessica Hodges and Jana Hackathorn

Student Engagement and the Reading Classroom, Elizabeth Hunter

Research-Based Reading Strategies: Why, What, Where, When?, Whitney Kilcoyne, Morgan Mayer, Mason Robinson, Bailey Green, and Christina Grant

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Imperial Anglicanism in Colonial America, Jack Lee

Research-Based Reading Strategies: Why, What, Where, When?, Morgan Mayer, Bailey Green, Mason Robinson, Christina Grant, and Whitney Kilcoyne

Research Stategies: What, Where, When, How, Mason Robinson, Morgan Mayer, bailey green, Whitney Kilcoyne, and Christina E. Grant

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Murray State University Mock Trial Tournament, Kelsey Yates

Grant Applications from 2016

Comparing inner ear morphologies of globicephaline (Odontoceti: Delphinidae: Globicephalinae) dolphins, Abigail Glass, Rachel Ann Racicot, Simon Darroch, and Michelle Casey

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Financial Aid as a Recruitment Tool for Transfer Students, Megan Gullett

Transforming Students' Sense of Entitlement Through Engaging Curriculum, Kalyn Niehoff and Miguel Gomez

Grant Applications from 2015

Transnational Influences of Early Jesuit Scholars and Explorers in the New World From 1560-1700, Lydia K. Biggs Ms.

Grant Applications from 2014

The Imperial Legacy: An Investigation of the Connective Trends of Empire and Genocide in Modern German History, Laura Guebert