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Revised January 2015 Small Budget In-house Research Grant* Background and rationale UPV now has four (4) research funding windows1 that allow researchers to simultaneously implement projects of various scales. However, none of these explicity allows undergraduate students who are enrolled in academic courses like Special Problem or Undergraduate Thesis to implement small studies. Almost all colleges of UPV have as part of their curriculum courses like Special Problem, Undergraduate Thesis, or similarly named courses that involved research as a requirement for graduation. Some UPV students, especially those belonging to lower income brackets, are sometimes burdened by the financial requirements of these subjects because of limited funding sources for these small studies. Although some faculty members provide assistance by allowing students to participate in on-going research projects, funded projects are not always available to accommodate all students in need. Some completed research p...