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Kerrigan Research Minigrants Program

The Kerrigan Research minigrants program invites UNO graduate and undergraduate students to apply for minigrants to work on research projects with department faculty members. A minigrant project is for $500 payable at the end of the fiscal year (the fiscal year ends June 30) upon completion of the project.

Eligibility: Full-time UNO undergraduate and graduate students

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted from faculty on September 15th of the fall semester and February 1 st the following spring semester. Late applications will not be considered.

Proposal Guidelines: All applications must include two pages description of the projects. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The project description should:

  • have the student's name (if not taken, write status: available)
  • include the project's start and end dates
  • include the title of the project
  • include an abstract (less than 100 words)
  • include the purpose(s) of the project (i.e. the questions/issues to be addressed by the project)
  • include a timetable (Provide a timetable for completing the work entailed in the project)

Duration: Either from September 15th or February 1st to June 30th

Application Process: Applications can be delivered in person or emailed to either Prof. Mahboub Baccouch, DSC 233, or Prof. Valentin Matache, DSC 226,


  • All students must work with a faculty mentor. The student's faculty mentor must commit to supporting and advising the applicant throughout the research project.
  • Each student must submit a final report no later than June 30th containing results of what was accomplished, and a list of papers and/or publications that directly or indirectly result from the grant; otherwise the student will receive no funding.
  • Incomplete projects will receive no funding. The mentor is responsible for the completion of the project.
  • A student cannot participate on more than one project per year.
  • A student cannot participate on more than three projects during their time at UNO.
  • Project's will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until February 1st.
  • Each faculty mentor may propose up to two projects per year, however only the first will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The second will be held until February 1st and accepted on that date if there is funding still available.

Projects for 2014-2015