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.)

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


TBD Process Under Review

Applying for funding
Students should complete a proposal and send it to Proposals should include:

  • 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.
  • A letter of support from a faculty mentor. Only projects that will involve a faculty member (as mentor, advisor, or in another capacity) will be approved.

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