Student Grant for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity


2021-2022 Guidelines

The CAMD Student Grant program provides awards of up to $500 per undergraduate student and $1,000 per graduate student for expenses and travel related to research, scholarship, and creative activity. The goal of the program is to support students in completing research related projects separate from course assignments, and/or contributing to their discipline via presentation, publication, performance or other method of dissemination.

The program is open to currently enrolled (or, in some cases, recently graduated) Northeastern students with CAMD as their home college. Group projects representing two or more departments are encouraged and will be prioritized.

The grants are competitively awarded based on the quality and feasibility of the proposal in relation to the student’s field of endeavor and the research interests of CAMD and Northeastern. The grants are intended to offset expenses for undergraduate and graduate students that are directly related to completion and/or dissemination of individual research, scholarship, and creative activity;

Work must be produced while enrolled at Northeastern, but cannot be for course related expenses. Grants are not intended to pay for expenses stemming from course assignments or course related travel.


  • Student must be in good academic standing.
  • Student must be currently enrolled at Northeastern, with CAMD declared as the home college. (In exceptional circumstances, the Dean may consider awarding grants to graduate level students who have graduated within the past six months and are presenting research completed while enrolled at CAMD. In these instances, the application must contain a short letter of endorsement from the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.)
  • Award must support work produced while enrolled at Northeastern.
  • A student is eligible to receive only one CAMD Student Grant; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis


Proposals must include the following:

  • A cover page that includes the project title, student name, major or home program, intended graduation date, email address, and faculty mentor name.
  • A one-page description of the project (12-point font, single-spaced), including an overview of the project’s focus and purpose, project objectives and outcomes, strategies for successful completion, explanation of connection to CAMD and/or Northeastern’s research and scholarship interests.
  • A proposed project schedule and budget that lists each expense as a separate line item. (Indicate total anticipated costs and requested budget up to the stated limit.)
  • Student must have first explored other university grant opportunities. Please include documentation that you have applied for, or are ineligible for, other student grant programs, such as the PEAK Awards, the Undergraduate Honors Early Research Award, and the Graduate Student Government Individual Conference Funding.
  • One letter of support from a full-time Northeastern faculty mentor. The letter should outline the mentor’s role in the project.


  • Proposals will be reviewed by the Associate and Assistant Deans, and a recommendation will be made to the Dean. The Dean will make the final decision based on the proposal and the recommendation.
  • Dean’s Project Awards: By nomination and in special cases, higher support amounts may be approved and awarded by the Dean provided that the faculty support letter clearly outlines the project’s potential to serve as an “ambassador” project that enriches CAMD and Northeastern’s research, scholarship and creative activity profile and creates recruitment or development opportunities.
  • SUBMIT to Katherine Calzada, Assistant Dean for Research [email protected]