Research Grants

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Research Grants help students offset personal costs affiliated with research opportunities. There is a common application for all Research Grants below. All applicants will be considered for the grants for which they qualify. While criteria for each award differs, all applicants must:

Your research grant could be taxable. Please check the IRS site for additional guidance.

Application deadline for all grants is Friday, April 23, 2021

Jack & Karen Horrell Grant

Jack (BS in Business, 1973) and Karen Horrell have generously established a support fund for Miami students who intern this summer in non-paying internships. One recipient will receive $3,000. Preference will be given to students who intern for non-profit organizations.

  • Award is based on merit and financial need.
  • Merit is based on a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and quality of application.
  • Financial need is based on completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Miami’s Office of Financial Aid will determine.
  • International students must meet the merit criteria. Financial need will be determined by a separate meeting with the applicant.
  • Preference will be given to students who intern for a non-profit organization.

Gary M. & Julia Killian Grant

Gary M. Killian (Miami ‘81) and his wife, Julia, of Rye, N.Y. created an endowment in support of Miami students’ professional development. Through the generosity of the Killian Grant, up to 10 students will be awarded up to $3,000 to offset personal expenses affiliated with participating in an internship.

Award recipients must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Zelten Grant

The purpose of the Zelten fund, created by Patrick and Deborah Zelten, is to support students’ pursuit of internships and full-time, post-graduation employment. This year, one recipient will receive $3,000 to support personal expenses affiliated with internship participation.

Career Center Internship/Research Grant

The Center for Career Exploration and Success is pleased to offer Internship/Research Grants ranging from $500 – $3,000 to students meeting the minimum requirements and with a competitive application. The quantity and award amounts will be based upon the number of applications received, level of financial need, and pay status of the internship (paid, unpaid, underpaid).

Award recipients must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Professional Attire Fund

The Miami University Professional Attire Fund provides up to $300 to students who need help buying clothing for career events or jobs.  Students may buy career wear such as dress shirts, blazers, cardigans, dress pants, blouses, belts, socks and shoes with the funds.

Funds may not be used to buy casual attire, other non-professional clothing, or uniforms. Please allow two weeks for funding to be available.

Apply for the Professional Attire Fund