The Office of Undergraduate Research offers funding for undergraduate students enrolled at AUC to support original research or creative work. Four types of grants are available:
Travel grants offer partial payment of expenses incurred by travel to national, regional and international conferences, exhibitions, competitions or other reputable events. These may be recognized professional events or recognized undergraduate research events.
The Office of Undergraduate Research may cover partial costs of one or more of the following:
- Travel tickets
- Conference registration fees
- Visa fees
Maximum amounts awarded to applicants are $1,500 for students giving presentations. Owing to factors such as cost of attendance, availability of funds and the number of applications received, the amounts awarded will vary and you may or may not be awarded the full amount you request.
2. Mini Resource Grants
Up to $400 per research or creative project may be applied for to assist with expenses such as the costs of reprints (for a limited number of articles, not for books), supplies and services, the cost of data that must be purchased from external sources, rental of equipment, and relatively small materials costs related to research or creative works. This grant is not for students completing a thesis. Students applying for a Mini Grant must have a faculty research advisor supervising their project.
3. Thesis Support Grant
Students who need funding for their thesis projects need to first check with their departments for funding. Research teams working on a faculty-initiated project may be funded through another source of grant support - the Faculty Research Grant, managed by the Office of the VPR.
In cases where no funding can be acquired through the Faculty Research Grant, the student may apply for an undergraduate research Thesis Support Grant.
The maximum amount that may be awarded for a Thesis Support Grant is $500.
4. Undergraduate Research Internship Grants
Students who receive an invitation from institutes, universities or professors abroad for participation in a research internship during the summer can apply for an Undergraduate Research Internship Grant. To apply for this grant, students are required to have prior experience in conducting research, provide a recommendation letter from an AUC faculty research supervisor and secure an acceptance letter from the hosting institute, university or professor. The maximum amount that may be awarded to applicants is $1,600 per internship, based on the availability of funds.
AUC students can access the application system at:
For more information, please log in to: http://in.aucegypt.edu/research-auc/office-undergraduate-research