The Office of Research and Creative Activity is pleased to announce the return of Research and Travel Grants for our students, mentored by faculty members, working on research or creative activity beyond the classroom.

Proposal acceptance for the 2018-2019 academic year opened on August 24, 2018. This portal will remain open until all available funds are claimed.

Before you begin your submissions on this Digital Commons page, be sure to download and complete either the Travel Grant form (click to access) or the Research Grant form (click to access). Once the appropriate document is completed, submit it to this page by going to "Author Corner" in the left sidebar and clicking on "Submit Research and Travel 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 or creative activity. Read more about the grants here.

Questions? Contact us.


Research and Travel Grant Applications from 2019

An Examination of Middle Formative through Early Classic Ceramic Attributes from Stratified Contexts at Matacanela, Veracruz, Kevin William Wann and Lacy Ernestine Risner

Research and Travel Grant Applications from 2018

Display Behavior in Male Siamese Fighting Fish in the Presence and Absence of a Female, Alyssa J. Allen

“A Nostro Modo”: Transnational Influences of Early Jesuit Scholars and Explorers in the New World, Lydia K. Biggs Ms.

We Can Be Teachers Too: Empowering Students with Disabilities to Create Their Own River of Dreams., Clare Curran, Leigh Anne Pool, Grace Conrad, and Cindy Clemson

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

Twin Teachers: Breaking Down Barriers between High School and College Instructors Through Individual Connections (working title), Zachary Garrett

Picture Word Induction Model (PWIM): Come and Learn about this Picture-Perfect Strategy!, Tiffany Kunik and Savana Jones

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

Underwater Archaeology of Bluefields Bay Jamaica, Lacy Risner and Kevin Wann

Technological Media and Human Behavior, Veronica Ruby

Past as Future/Past Rhetorics as Repurposing., Virginia Sisemore and Paul Walker

The persistence of salt-affected paleosols at Gona, Ethiopia: A sedimentary archive of Middle to Late Pleistocene soil salinity within a corridor of early human migration, Kevin K. Takashita-Bynum, Gary Stinchcomb, Naomi E. Levin, Jay Quade, Nels Iverson, William C. McIntosh, Nelia Dunbar, Lee Arnold, Mathieu Duval, Michael Rogers, and Sileshi Semaw

Exploring the impacts of past environments and climates on the initial dispersal of humans out of Africa, Kevin Takashita-Bynum and Gary Stinchcomb

Research and Travel Grant Applications from 2017

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

Redistributive Market Changes that May Arise if a Big Four Accounting Firm Fails, Charles Graves, Elizabeth Donovan, Amanda Grossman, and Daniel Harris

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

A Graphical Game, Southwesterly Snakes, Emily Hoard

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

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

Utilizing Municipal Compost and Equine Stall Waste as Potential Economic Alternatives in an In-Ground Pot-in-Pot Production System, Ashley H. Robert and Alyx Shultz

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

Murray State University Mock Trial Tournament, Kelsey Yates

Research and Travel Grant Applications from 2016

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

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

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

Research and Travel Grant Applications from 2015

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

Research and Travel Grant Applications from 2014

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