The Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research

The Dewey Stuit Fund in Liberal Arts and Sciences is an endowed fund created by friends and former colleagues of the College's long-term former Dean, Professor Dewey Stuit (1948-1977). The purpose of the fund is to promote the development of mentor-protégé relationships between CLAS undergraduate students and CLAS faculty.

Students, faculty members, and academic units may request funding for projects that will advance the extracurricular research, scholarship, and creative work of undergraduate students. Departments also are expected to contribute funds to support the student’s or students’ research or creative work.

Grants from the Dewey Stuit Fund may support:

  • Undergraduate student travel to disciplinary conferences, workshops, archives, or other sites, either to present their work or to advance their research or creative projects.
  • Undergraduate research with a faculty mentor (e.g., software, equipment, participant fees, etc.), may be considered. 

Proposals must be made in advance of the need. Awards to students average $400. 


  • Student must be enrolled primarily in a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences degree granting program and seeking their first undergraduate degree.
  • Student  must have support from a CLAS faculty member.
  • Current ICRU fellows are not eligible. Former ICRU fellows are eligible to apply.


  • This scholarship is not renewable.


(1) Student submits:

  • an email to with their name and university ID number and the name of their faculty mentor (who should also provide an email).
  • A one-page description of the project including how the requested funds will advance the student's research or creative goals
  • An itemized budget for the project. This should be a budget for the entire project, indicating how the funds will be used and what other funds will be used.

(2) CLAS Faculty mentor submits:(Only projects that involve a CLAS faculty member as mentor, advisor, or in another capacity will be approved.)

  • an email to confirming that the student will be doing research under their guidance and a short statement of endorsement of the student and the research project (this does not need to be a formal letter of recommendation, but a short endorsement).

For proposals involving groups of students, faculty sponsors please submit one application on behalf of the group. Application must include each students full name, email, and UID number. 


Proposals should be submitted electronically, questions can be sent to



  • Rolling- applications will be reviewed in the order they arrive
  • Friday, April 15, 2022 is the last day for students who will be participating in research/conference attendance in spring 2022.


For further Information, contact CLAS Undergraduate Programs at or (319) 335-2633.