Research, Service, and Educational Leadership (RSEL)

UWL provides funding on a competitive basis to support graduate student Research, Service, and Educational Leadership (RSEL) projects.  Full- and part-time graduate students who are enrolled in an on-campus graduate degree program are encouraged to apply.

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RSEL Full Grant

RSEL Full Grant proposals are solicited twice per academic year and provide up to $2500 in funding.  An individual student may receive only one Full Grant.  However, the student may also apply for a Mini Grant; total RSEL funding is limited to $2500/student. 

Application materials & submission - Full Grant expanding section

Application materials

Applicants should carefully review the Procedures and Guidelines document prior to application.  This document provides detailed requirements for each of the 5 application sections noted below.

Budget sheet expanding section

Your project budget summary & justification is examined carefully during the application review. You will want to describe and itemize anticipated expenses and provide succinct justification (see example).

Letter of support expanding section

The applicant should request a detailed letter of support from their Graduate Faculty Advisor. The letter should convey any pertinent, critical information and speak directly to the study.

Narrative & references expanding section
  • Narrative - Proposal narratives should be directed toward a general audience and avoid excessive use of jargon. All applicants MUST follow general narrative outline provided in the guidelines and procedures document.
  • References
Responsible conduct of research (RCR) expanding section

A copy of your CITI completion certificate serves to complete this requirement.

Application submission

Completed applications should be submitted via the online submission link below prior to the deadline.  Notification of awards typically occurs within 6 weeks of the application deadline. 

Final report (graduation requirement for grant recipients) expanding section

Students awarded RSEL grant funds are required to submit a Final Report.  The cover sheet (link below) and attached report should be submitted upon exhaustion of funds and/or project completion.

RSEL Mini Grant

RSEL Mini Grant proposals can be submitted at any time and provide up to $500 in funding.  Applications may be submitted using the online submission button below.  An individual student may receive only one Mini Grant.  However, the student may also apply for a Full Grant; total RSEL funding is limited to $2500/student.

Students who were limited to a $2000 award in FY21 are welcome to apply for additional funding via a Mini Grant application, if all their awarded funds have been spent. 

Application materials & submission - Mini Grant expanding section

Application materials

Applicants should carefully review the Procedures and Guidelines document prior to application.  This document provides detailed requirements for each of the 5 application sections noted below.

Budget sheet expanding section

Your project budget summary & justification is examined carefully during the application review. You will want to describe and itemize anticipated expenses and provide succinct justification (see example).

Statement of assurance expanding section

This form provides confirmation that the faculty advisor has reviewed the grant application and supports the project

Narrative & references expanding section
  • Narrative - Proposal narratives should be directed toward a general audience and avoid excessive use of jargon. All applicants MUST follow general narrative outline provided in the guidelines and procedures document.
  • References
Responsible conduct of research (RCR) expanding section

A copy of your CITI completion certificate serves to complete this requirement.

Application submission

Completed applications should be submitted via the online submission link below.  RSEL mini grants are accepted at any time.  Notification of awards typically occurs within 3 weeks of application submission (this timeline may be extended during academic breaks or summer sessions).

Final report (graduation requirement for grant recipients) expanding section

Students awarded RSEL grant funds are required to submit a Final Report.  The cover sheet (link below) and attached report should be submitted upon exhaustion of funds and/or project completion.