Mini-Grant Guidelines and Application Procedure

Louisiana State University Superfund Research Program (LSU-SRP) supports interdisciplinary training and educational opportunities of the postdoctoral and graduate students and invites proposals for mini-grants.  The mini-grants will be used specifically for breaking ground in new interdisciplinary areas of research important for furthering the aims and goals of the participants in the program.  


Postdoctoral and graduate students enrolled in the LSU-SRP program are eligible to apply for SRP mini-grants.


Mini grant support will be provided for new avenues of study that hybridize the talents and challenge the intellect and creativity of SRP trainees.  It is anticipated that 3-4 mini-grants will be funded this year at the $4,000 - $5,000 level. 

Mini-grants may include, but are not limited to:

  • support for research, using instrumentation or methods not currently available at LSU/LSUHSC;
  • data collection and analysis for an existing project or for a new project; and
  • access to supplies required to make specialized measurements.

Grant monies are offered through reimbursement of expenses and must be accompanied by the documentation of expenditures.

Application procedure and proposal review:

Applicants should submit a short application (single space, 1” margins, Arial 12, 2 pages, inclusive of figures and references) to the training core leader, Dr. Tammy Dugas.  The applications must include the following information: background information, a brief research plan, research mentor and institution, dates of travel, and a detailed budget.

A selection committee composed of members of the LSU-SRP team will review each proposal.  The major criteria for evaluation will be the degree to which the proposed work will substantially augment the research capabilities/knowledge of the applicant.

Application deadline:

The application deadline for 2018 is March 15, 2018.

For more information please contact Dr. Tammy Dugas at