The deadline for Undergraduate Summer Research Grant proposals is about a month away; proposals are due by March 16, 2012! Again, the purpose of this grant is to provide students with on-campus housing and a cash stipend to enable them to remain on campus over the summer in order to carry out an original scholarly project. If you are interested in applying, there is still time! Here are the rules and guidelines:
1) A detailed description of the work to be carried out (including a weekly timeline for the summer’s activities).
2) A discussion of how this work fits in to the student’s current area of study and future career plans.
3) A letter of support from the supervising faculty member (a form outlining the requirements for this letter will be available for download from Blackboard).
4) A statement of whether the housing option is being chosen or not.
Grant awardees will receive one-half of their stipend at the beginning of the project and the remainder upon receipt of a satisfactory final report.
Proposals will be due by March 16, 2012 and will be reviewed by a panel consisting of members of the faculty and the deans of the four Schools.
The grading rubric, a list of helpful hints, and the faculty support letter form will be available for download from Blackboard (organization: Undergraduate Summer Research Grants 2011).
Proposals should be submitted as an email attachment to the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck from the English Department to all those who apply!