The Temple University Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University’s Schools and Colleges are pleased to provide a funding opportunity to encourage and support undergraduate students engaged in scholarly, creative, and research projects that contribute to advancing their field of study.
The Creative Arts, Research And Scholarship (CARAS) Program makes two types of grants: Research/Creative Project Grants and Travel Grants.
Research/Creative Project Grants provide undergraduate students grants of up to $4,000 in support of scholarly, research or creative arts projects undertaken with the supervision of a full-time Temple faculty mentor. An expectation of the CARAS Project Grant is that recipients will produce a final deliverable appropriate for their field of study (paper, exhibit, film, etc.) that advances their academic and professional development. Travel costs to present research at conferences are not covered by this grant and students need to submit a separate Travel Grant application.
Project Grant applications are now CLOSED. Applications for the next cycle (summer/fall projects) will open on February 15th with a student deadline of March 15, 2024. Please read through accordion below for detailed application information.
Travel Grants provide funding support for undergraduate travel to conferences to present original research or creative work. The maximum Travel Grant award is $1,000. Requests may be modified based on an assessment of the budget proposal and/or the availability of resources.
CARAS grants are competitive and limited to approximately 50 awards per year (20 Project Grants and 30 Travel Grants).
One half of the CARAS grant is provided by the Office of the Provost and a matching half is provided by the student’s School or College. The program is administered by Undergraduate Studies.
If you have questions, please send an email to: CARAS@temple.edu