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Jesse B. Guttman Student Research Program

Are you an Undergraduate or Graduate Student Seeking Funds to Support Your Research Project?

The Deadline for Submission is October 1, 2014

Students enrolled in any academic programs offered at Cal U may apply for funds to pursue their research or scholarly projects in collaboration with a full-time faculty mentor.  Research proposals must be prepared in accordance with the grant Request for Proposal or can be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies and Research 202B Eberly Hall.    Only complete proposal packets will be considered.  Be sure your proposal includes:

  • Cover page signed by the faculty sponsor
  • Detailed research proposal
  • (Introduction, Methods and Materials, References)
  • Project budget and justification
  • Institutional Review Board Status (if applicable)
  • Student resume
  • Support letter from faculty sponsor
  • Proposal checklist

The research must be completed prior to graduation and within the 2014-2015 academic year and may begin as early as Fall 2014.  Student researchers are required to present results at Academic Excellence Day, April 2015 or Student Scholarship & Creativity Poster Event, November 2015.

Submit proposal and required attachments in the form of a Word document to  Deliver the original signed Application Cover Sheet to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, 202B Eberly Hall.  Applications must be received by 3:00 pm on Monday, October 1, 2014.

The Guttman Research Grant Program rewards young scholars who are actively pursuing new avenues of academic achievement within their specific disciplines of study. This program was established to honor the late Jesse B. Guttman who along with his brothers, Leo and Howard, founded the Guttman Oil Company, Guttman Reality, and Mon River Towing.  These companies, now under the umbrella of the Guttman Group, employ numerous individuals in the Mon Valley.

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