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The Radivonyk Fund is intended to support undergraduate and PlusOne research in the Department. A key goal is the initiation of research collaborations between students and faculty which turn into applications to college URI awards and university PEAK awards.

Watch for the announcement of upcoming deadlines. The application process is relatively simple and straightforward. Funding will be administered by the Department.

Applying to the Economics Department Radivonyk Fund

Faculty member and student prepare a joint proposal comprising:
1 page of narrative (single spaced, 12-point font) of

  • Description of research project
  • Tasks to be completed by student
  • Details of faculty supervisory role (important)
  • Deliverables (strongly suggested that deliverables include a plan to apply to the university PEAK awards in a later semester) ​along with tentative dates
  • Budget, where funding can be used to pay pay wages, stipend, or buy data/supplies

Proposal should be signed by student and faculty member, and emailed to the committee via Katie Thorp (

Please note that students must have an I-9 on file with the Student Employment Office and receive notification from the department office that logistics are in order before starting work on a project.

Here is an introductory video related to the award and opportunities for other research funding and the related PowerPoint presentation . If you have any questions, please direct them to the members of the Undergraduate Research Committee (copy all members in your correspondence).
For funded projects, at the conclusion of the funding period the faculty advisor is required to provide a summary of the status of the research project and any next steps. Students will be asked to fill out a questionnaire.