Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Fund

Get up to $2,000 to fund your project!

The CSTEM Scholars program provides funding for students to be supported in a faculty-mentored research or creative experience. The program is funded by donors to the CSTEM Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fund, with the goal to provide research support across all majors in the College of STEM. The program seeks to aid students in the process of designing, implementing, analyzing, and presenting original and faculty-mentored research in order to build scholarly bodies of work. This includes the ability to attend a professional conference before students are ready to present their own work.


  • Enrollment: All applicants must be enrolled at least half-time, be in good academic standing, and be engaged in a CSTEM research project.
  • Award Frequency: Students may only receive one CSTEM Scholar award each academic year.
  • Faculty Mentors: CSTEM faculty mentors are required for all applicants.
  • Final Reports: A one-page final report is required from all funded students. The report is due on the first day of classes for the fall quarter.
  • EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium: Awardees are expected to present their project at the EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium in May.

Application Process

Review and meet all eligibility requirements.

Download the Student Research Fund Application PDF. Complete the application form and submit an electronic copy to cstemstu@ewu.edu or a paper copy to the Computing & Engineering Building (CEB), Room 319 by March 13, 2022.

Students will be selected by a panel, which includes the department chairs and deans. You will be notified of funding on or before the first day of the spring quarter.

Award recipients will conduct research during the spring and/or summer terms.

There are four steps to apply for the CSTEM Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Fund. Follow these instructions carefully. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Sherry Mowatt
Administrative Specialist
P: 509.359.6244
E: smowatt@ewu.edu