Pennsylvania Academy of Science: Student Research Grant

Pennsylvania Academy of Science

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Grant amount: Up to US $500

Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2021 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Pennsylvania

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About this funder:



The Pennsylvania Academy of Science has funds available to support undergraduate and graduate research in the natural, physical, or social sciences. Proposals should be written and submitted by the student under faculty guidance. Proposals will undergo review by professional referees, and evaluation by the PAS Research Grant Committee. Grants are normally made in the amount of $500 or less, as requested in the proposal and, therefore, proposal budgets should take this limit into consideration.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Mentors/Principle Investigators must be active members of PAS; additionally Mentors will be requested to assist with the grant review process.
  • Mentors/Principle Investigators can submit up to 2 proposals for funding consideration.
  • More than one student author may be on a single proposal; however the specific roles of each of the student researchers towards the project, and towards writing of the proposal should be clear.
  • Projects should be of such nature that they could be initiated and completed within one year.
  • The PAS funds are to be used primarily for expendable supplies, small pieces of equipment, and travel, living and/or housing expenses, if essential for the project.


  • Funds are not to be used for major pieces of equipment.
  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and it is the role of the supervising PAS member to ensure the academic integrity of the proposal. 
    • Consequently, any proposals that fail to adhere to appropriate standards will be returned without review, and the grant submitter will be prohibited from publication (including abstracts at the subsequent Annual Meeting) with the Pennsylvania Academy of Science for one year
    • Additionally, the supervising PAS member will not be allowed to sponsor proposals to PAS for the next review cycle.