January 29, 2016
Complete applications are due January 29, 2016.
Review of forwarded applications by the URC will be completed March 4, 2016.
Faculty and student notified of acceptance or rejection by March 18, 2016.
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.
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.
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 the rankings in each of the six categories listed in the rubric 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
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No, 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. Further, as this program becomes more competitive the Undergraduate Research Council wants as many faculty members and students to have the opportunity to obtain support through the Student Summer Scholars program.
Yes, however there must be two different complete proposals and the responsibilities of the student, 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.
No, the applications will be ranked and discussed by the appropriate committee within each college. Those applications that the college level committee deems fundable will be forwarded to the Undergraduate Research Council (URC). The URC will decide, based on the merit of the applications and the input of the college reviewing committee, which proposals will be funded. The URC will also decide how to distribute the awards as equitably as possible between the colleges. Non-meritorious applications will not be funded simply because they are the only one or one of a few applications from a college.
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.