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Guidelines for Undergraduate Research Proposals

PURPOSE

The Undergraduate Research Fund of the College of Arts & Sciences supports its undergraduates in the pursuit of scholarly and creative activities and in the presentation of the results of such activities at scholarly meetings. Support may include such items as research supplies, computer software, minor equipment, and travel to off-campus research sites and scholarly meetings.


ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduates majoring in a discipline within the College of Arts & Sciences are eligible to apply for this program. Students write the proposal under the guidance of an Arts & Sciences faculty sponsor (who must sign the proposal to document his/her support for and supervision of the project). The signature of the student's major Departmental Chairperson or Program Director is also required.


LEVELS OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Under normal conditions, each applicant shall receive no more than $500.


CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD

Criteria for the award include the feasibility of the project, quality of the research or creative plan, educational value of the project to the student, and support of the project from departmental or other sources via matching funds.


SUBMISSION DATES

There are no fixed submission dates. Proposals are reviewed as received.


PROPOSAL FORMAT

1. Name of student applicant
2. Name of sponsoring faculty member
3. Department of applicant
4. Mail address, e-mail address, and phone number of applicant
5. Title of project
6. Date of proposed research project
7. Description of project (not more than two pages)
8. Matching funds from Department (if any)
9. Itemized budget
10. Signature of sponsoring faculty member
11. Signature of major Chairperson or Program Director


ADMINISTRATION OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FUND

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences administers the Undergraduate Research Fund. Please send the completed application to the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Verhaegen Hall 3rd Floor.


Last update February 2012


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