Student Research Grant Application

L2TReC Student Research Grants Program

The purpose of the L2TReC Student Research Grants Program is to enhance the research education of University of Utah students and promote the research mission of L2TReC via support for student research projects.

  • All University of Utah undergraduate and graduate students studying the acquisition and/or teaching of second languages are eligible to submit proposals
  • Students working collaboratively with faculty are eligible if the student is considered to be the principal investigator/first author
  • Funds may be used to offset the cost of:
    • study participant compensation
    • equipment/supplies
    • travel to academic conferences for the purpose of presenting (undergraduate students only; graduate students may be eligible for travel funding from the Graduate School
    • other research-related expenses

Research involving human research participants must be approved by the University of Utah’s Institutional Review Board (click here for more information)

Application Deadline and Funding Period

October 15 and March 15 of each year. Awarded funds must be used within one calendar year


Download the application instructions PDF

Only complete applications will be considered. An electronic copy of the complete application must be submitted by 4:00pm on the applicable deadline to The entire application should be contained in a single PDF file with the student’s last name as the file name (e.g., Smith.pdf). The application should consist of the following, in this order:

  1. Completed cover page
  2. Proposal narrative (limit of 500 words): a description of the proposed research and its significance, a plan and timeline for completion of the research, and the importance of the project to the student’s education
  3. Itemized budget and budget justification (limit of one page); students may request up to $200
  4. Letter of support from a University of Utah faculty member; if the student and faculty member are collaborating on the project, the faculty member must certify that the student is the principal investigator/first author
  5. If the proposal involves presenting a paper at an academic conference, a copy of the letter of acceptance/invitation should be included with the proposal
Evaluation of Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Director(s) of the Center. The number of awards will be determined by the availability of funding and the number of proposals. 

The committee will base its evaluation of proposals on the following:

  1. The clarity of the project description and feasibility of the project completion plan and timeline;
  2. The importance of the project to the student’s research education
  3. The academic qualifications and promise of the student as indicated in the letter of support

Questions? Contact Jane Hacking, Co-Director, L2TReC