FUSE grants are designed to support undergraduate students' intellectual development
by fostering active engagement in the areas of research, creative and scholarly activities,
and/or artistic performances.
All undergraduate students in good academic standing who will reach at least sophomore
status at the time of award may apply. FUSE is well-suited for sophomore and junior
A copy of the Fall 2018 FUSE application can be found here.
The Fall 2018 round of FUSE will be a 12-month round beginning on July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. Please read the complete application very carefully as changes have been made throughout
the application for this round.
A standard FUSE award package includes:
Up to $2,500 that can be used after the award start date (no Pre Award spending will be approved).
Allowable expenses include the following:
project-related expenses (including travel needed to carry out research)
student to travel to a conference to present
travel for the faculty mentor to accompany the student to that conference
Funds can only be used to support the awarded student(s) listed in the FUSE application.
Scholarship for tuition for the one-hour course (if the course results in an increase
$500 awarded to the student upon successful completion of the project
An International FUSE award package includes:
The standard FUSE award package as described above
Up to $1,000 of supplemental funding awarded to the student to support international
What is expected of an awardee?(further details will be provided upon award)
Students must take a one-hour research course “UC 400: Mentored Research Experience” during the
semester in which they receive the award (coursework is the FUSE project itself)
Students must to present/participate during WKU’s annual REACH week.
Student must present a poster/talk, or stage a performance/exhibit, at a national or regional
conference, or other venue appropriate to the nature of the work
Faculty member should submit publication(s), with appropriate authorship, based on
Student are encouraged to attend an Office of Scholar Development workshop and discuss
external scholarship options