$500 GLRC Travel Awards are available for graduate and undergraduate students whose advisors are GLRC faculty
members, or they are supported on a research project affiliated with the GLRC. The
funds are intended for travel costs to a professional conference where the student
will be presenting a poster or paper.
Students are required to provide a return on the GLRC investment. Options include:
a. presenting a poster at World Water Day in March
b. assisting with preparations for World Water Day
c. assisting with GLRC-sponsored outreach activities
GLRC Travel Grant Application: accepted anytime for review on the last Friday of each month. Applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of travel.
$750 GLRC Research Grants are available for graduate and undergraduate students whose advisors are affiliated with the GLRC. The grants are intended to provide graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to gain experience in writing competitive grants and to perform research they would not be able to attempt due to funding limitations. Allowable expenditures may include supplies, services, equipment, travel, and personnel.
Funded students are expected to participate/volunteer for at least one GLRC activity during the grant period. A final research report is due within 30 days of grant end date. Please read the GLRC Student Research Grants Guide for further information about grant terms, proposal instructions, and evaluation criteria.
GLRC Research Grant Application: Accepted 3 times each year - November 1, March 1, and July 1.
World Water Day is celebrated at Michigan Tech in March of each year. The theme is set by the United Nations, and the following events bring faculty, students, and staff together in recognition of water-related issues.
- Keynote Lecture: Invited speaker with expertise in the theme topic
- Youth Keynote Lecture: Invited youth speaker knowledgeable and passionate about the theme
- World Water Day Poster or 3 Minute Thesis Competition: open to grads and undergrads with cash awards in 2 categories (Original Research, presentation of thesis or project research and Coursework/Informational, presentation of coursework or literature based research related to WWD theme). Faculty are encouraged to include WWD posters or 3 Minute Thesis competition in their course assignments.
- Panel Discussion: Panelists are invited to present on the WWD theme, chosen from a variety of backgrounds - government, industry, academia, tribal, etc.
- Green Film presentation: the Green Film committee chooses a documentary pertaining to the WWD theme
- Art Show: water-themed online art gallery
- Other theme-related activities: Other events based on ideas of students, staff and faculty
2022 World Water Day Theme - Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible - Please contact Jackie Gebhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ideas for speakers, panelists, and events.
Seminar Speaker Request
Great Lakes Research Center faculty members can apply for assistance ($500) in bringing seminar speakers to Michigan Tech. Lecture topics should be of interest to the GLRC, and the visit should correspond with GLRC goals. Please email Jackie Gebhardt at email@example.com.