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BLEU-R Grant Program

The Office of Research, Strategic Initiatives, and Economic Development (ORSI-ED) is committed to enhancing the research and academic enterprise of the Baton Rouge campus, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. To further promote creativity and excellence, and to move the Baton Rouge campus toward Research Level II status, the ORSI-ED is sponsoring small development grants for UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS. The SU Broadening Life Experiences and Undergraduate Research (BLEU-R) Grant Program supports proposal development, pilot research, entrepreneurial experiences, prototype development, and other enhancement activities that advance undergraduate research, workforce training and provide opportunities to attract external funding.


The program rewards high-risk, high-return research proposals and prototype development surrounding COVID-19 relief, education, and adaptation to uncertainty caused by coronavirus ripple effects, including projects that:

  • develop new technologies
  • apply theories or methods to new research areas
  • introduce transformational research ideas and/businesses
  • aid in diversifying research and internship arenas that have traditionally had low minority participation


To apply, please visit the ORSI-ED website or the BLEU Grant Program page at: