January 27, 2017
Complete applications are due January 27, 2017.
Review of forwarded applications by the URC will be completed March 3, 2017.
Faculty and student notified of acceptance or rejection by March 17, 2017.
The following items will be checked BEFORE the application is accepted. The student summer scholars program is VERY competitive and all applications that do not adhere to the requirements given in the application materials will not be accepted for consideration.
The MS3 program is available to lower division or first year transfer undergraduate students at GVSU. "Lower division" is defined as a student in their first year or second year at Grand Valley State University. It is not based on your credits classification.
No, graduate students are not eligible for the Student Summer Scholars program.
No, the Student Summer Scholars program is an outside of the classroom experience. It cannot be used for course credit, nor can it be used for an Honors Thesis.
All complete and accepted applications will be read and evaluated by the Undergraduate Research Council (URC). URC will assess the applications based upon the application criteria and rank the proposals based upon quality. From this information, URC will decide which proposals will be funded.
If your proposal is considered by the URC but not funded, you will receive general feedback and an indication of how the application could have been improved.
Here are some common reasons that can contribute to an application not being funded:
All scholars (and mentors where noted) are expected to participate in (dates below are tentative):
Also see our more detailed Program Schedule as dates are solidified.
Proposals must be written in 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with 1 inch margins. Proposals must have a cover sheet featuring a title, student scholar name, and faculty mentor name(s). Proposals must include section headers and page numbers.
No, two full-time Student Summer Scholars proposals will not be accepted. This program is designed to be a one-on-one intensive experience with a faculty member. Having two projects, even if related, would distract from this goal.
However, there have been cases where an S3 faculty member has served as mentor concurrently with an MS3 scholar or a McNair Scholar. There are restrictions involved with this. Contact OURS at 616-331-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
Yes, however there must be two different, complete proposals. The responsibilities of the student, and goals of the project must differ between the applications. Each application will be treated independently and they should not refer to each other in a substantial way. No preferences will be given to such a pair of applications.
Yes, but there will be no increase in faculty stipend or supply money.
As soon as you hear about the funding of your proposal, you should begin the process to secure the appropriate approval. You cannot begin any research until the approval has been obtained.
The stipends for the student and faculty will be disbursed through the university payroll office. You should expect appropriate taxes to be levied and removed on these earnings. The money for the supplies portion of the budget will be given via a reimbursement process.