Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning

The departments within Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning work together to develop programs and activities that complement the academic experiences of SRU students in order to achieve the president's vision of educating each student as a "whole person."

Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning includes the following departments and initiatives:

Our Vision: The vision of Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning is that our students, faculty, and staff will have life-changing personal, professional, and intellectual experiences through participation in programs and activities.

Our Mission: The mission of Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning is to provide innovative, creative and integrated programs leading to personal, professional, and academic growth and success. These programs encompass and connect community service and leadership development, pursuit of scholarships and fellowships, research and creative activities, honors education, international experiences, information access and literacy, and a variety of impactful student activities. While our primary constituents are students, our mission extends to faculty, staff, alumni, and the broader community.

Our Values: We value respect for individuals and cultures, personal responsibility, and curiosity about ourselves and our world.


Proposal submissions for the following internal grants are available online with your SRU network login.

Note to applicants: The online proposal submission form ("Grant Tracker") includes a budget table and a signature page at the end of the data entry process. Original, printed signatures are welcome but not required; digital signatures and/or email approvals are acceptable. 

  • Faculty/Student Research Grants:
    • The fall 2021 funding cycle for the Faculty/Student Research Grant program will be announced in October. Award announcements are made in early December. Projects start as early as January 1 and must be completed by December 31 of the following year. A single project may not exceed $5,000 in requested funds. Proposals must be submitted using the electronic application form located above. For detailed information about submitting a proposal for the next funding cycle, view the full RFP. For current grantees: Final Reports are due from the Project Director and Student Researcher within 30 days of completion.

  • Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grants:
    • Proposals for the Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grant Program are invited twice per year, in fall and spring. Undergraduate and graduate students in any major or program at SRU may apply for up to $1,500 in funds to support independent research or a scholarly project to be conducted in collaboration with a faculty or staff member. Research is defined in a broad context to include any scholarly, creative, entrepreneurial, or civic activity and is not limited to the traditional concept of laboratory studies in the sciences. The deadline to apply is October 15 for fall and March 1 for spring. The Request for Proposals (RFP) provides guidelines and specific information about the grant and the application process. For current grantees: Final Reports are due from the Student Researcher and Collaborating Faculty/Staff Member within 30 days of completion.
  • Summer Collaborative Research Experience (SCORE) Grants
    • The call for proposals for the 2021 Summer Collaborative Research Experience (SCORE) has now closedThe program, open to faculty members in all disciplines, is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the world of academic research.  Proposals for the program are sought each February. The deadline to submit a 2021 proposal was Monday, March 8. The Request for Proposals (RFP) with specific information on preparing the proposal and submission instructions is available hereFor current grantees: Final Reports are due from the Project Director and Student Researcher within 30 days of completion.
  • Norton Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
    • Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students in any major who are or will be engaged in independent, faculty-mentored undergraduate research. Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021. The guidelines and application form are available here.

    Should any currently funded project require an extension of time to complete, please submit an Extension Request Form prior to the end of the grant period. For more information regarding these internal grants, please email the Office of Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning.