The Gonzaga Science Research Program (GSRP) was initiated through grants from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust and is now funded using Gonzaga University resources. The primary objective of GSRP is to expand undergraduate research opportunities.  More specifically, the program aims to encourage and assist our faculty members in securing external grants for their research while providing research experiences for our science majors.

GSRP pays for faculty and student stipends and research supplies for projects that are mainly carried out during the summer. GSRP is administered by an Advisory Committee made up of the chairs of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Physics, the Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and the Research Coordinator. The Advisory Committee sets policy, approves procedures, and makes certain decisions such as the funding of faculty proposals for research.

GSRP also pays travel expenses for faculty and students to attend the annual Murdock College Science Research Conference, where students report their research results to an audience of science faculty and students from undergraduate institutions across the Pacific Northwest.  Similar presentations are made at CURCI’s Undergraduate Research Showcase held on the Gonzaga campus as part of Fall Family Weekend.

For more information on student research during the academic year, visit the Gonzaga Undergraduate Research webpage.




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