At UConn, there are many different funding opportunities, such as grants, available to students to help further their research, project, or academic goals.  Here is some helpful information about student grants available for UConn DMD Students:

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Academic Achievement Center

All Academic Achievement Center assists students in attaining their academic and personal goals by providing a comprehensive, personalized array of programs, resources, and services which enhance skill development, effective decision-making, and personal transitions to and within the university setting.

Located in the John W. Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Room 217. Professional staff are available to welcome walk-in appointments during all hours of operation. Student coaches are available to accept walk-ins Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Fridays 12:00-4:00 pm during the academic school year. Coaches can assist students with developing academic skills tailored to their personal styles. Students can visit the AAC by walk-in or appointment. Each student is paired with a coach for a one-on-one session. Students are welcome to return and meet with a coach as often as they want.

IDEA Grants

UConn undergraduate students in all majors at all campuses and can apply for a UConn IDEA Grant of up to $4,000 per student to fund self-designed work on a topic, project, problem, artistic product or performance, or other entrepreneurial or creative idea of their choice. Students may apply individually or as part of a small group.

The UConn IDEA Grant is an opportunity for creativity, innovation, original research, and service. The project should be personally meaningful, relevant, and engaging. The project does not need to be tied to a student’s major or minor, but it should be guided by a student’s academic goals and future plans.

SURF Research Awards

The UConn Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) supports University of Connecticut full-time undergraduate students in summer research or creative projects.

SURF awards are available to students in all majors at all campuses. SURF project proposals are reviewed by a faculty committee representing various Schools and Colleges, and SURF award recipients are chosen through a competitive process.

The maximum total amount awarded for SURF awards is $4,000 ($3,500 stipend for the student researcher and up to $500 for consumables associated with the research project).

SHARE Grants

The SHARE program supports undergraduate research projects in the social sciences, humanities, and arts. SHARE is designed especially for students in the earlier stages of their college careers as a means of introducing students to research in their chosen field and of developing skills they will need for further research projects.

In this research apprenticeship, students spend 10 hours per week during the spring semester working on a faculty project. Ideally, a SHARE partnership will continue past the spring semester, allowing both faculty mentor and student apprentice to continue the project, potentially leading to a more independent role for the student.

Examples of SHARE apprentice duties may include, but are not limited to: conducting library research, assisting in experiments, coding and/or analyzing data, and conducting and/or transcribing interviews.

During the Spring semester, student apprentices will receive a $1,500 stipend, and faculty mentors will receive a $500 professional development stipend.