Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs

Student Research

Student Research Conference

Every spring, the Heidelberg community takes a day off from classes to celebrate and support student research. At Heidelberg’s annual Minds At Work: Student Research Conference, students present research projects they completed during the year by working with a faculty sponsor.

It’s a great day for students not only to see research in their field, but to support friends from other majors and learn about research in other areas. The conference serves to not only give students professional presentation experience, but also to increase interests and awareness of research.

Research Funding

Martha and Ernest Hammel Student Research Fund

Students who would like to request funding for research projects may apply for a grant from the Martha and Ernest Hammel Student Research Fund. This Fund is intended to provide Heidelberg students with grants to conduct research in sciences and the arts and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. 

Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for this award three times each year - October 1, February 1, and April 1. Students may apply for the award retroactively. However, this does not guarantee or increase the chances that the student will receive the requested funds. Recipients of this award will be required to present a report of their study at the Annual Student Research Conference or other acceptable forum.

Undergraduate Research/Scholarship Pepsi Grant

Students who need financial assistance for research projects and/or to cover the costs of attending conferences for professional/leadership development may apply to receive a Pepsi Grant. Enrolled undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for this award three times each year; October 1, February 1, and April 1. The amount of the award is based on the applicability of the project to the purpose of the Pepsi Fund, the quality of the individual project submitted and the availability of funds. The maximum award to an individual has been limited to $600.

Apply for Research Funding

Pepsi Hammel Budget Template

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