Student Summer Scholars Program Application

The Student Summer Scholars (S3) program provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote about twelve weeks/400 hours to a research and/or creative project during the spring/summer semester. The Modified Student Summer Scholars (MS3) program provides an opportunity for any undergraduate GVSU student who is interested in pursuing a part-time summer research experience to participate in structured research. It provides funds for a student and faculty mentor to devote about 200 hours over twelve weeks (part-time), or full-time over the six weeks of the Spring or Summer session, to a research and/or creative project.

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Student Information

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Faculty Mentor Information

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Project Information

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Please be aware that any computer equipment must be purchased through GVSU's IT Technology Supply Office. This includes external hard drives, tablets, etc. Please contact [email protected] with any questions about whether or not your proposed equipment would need to be purchased through GVSU.

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Proposal Upload

We ask that the proposal be one PDF including the following sections, and adhere to the following guidelines. If you are not able to combine files into one PDF please use the Supplemental Materials submission below. 

Student Summer Scholars (S3)
1. Project Goals/Scope
2. Mentorship Plan
3. Project Feasibility
4. Student Preparation and Motivation
5. Commitment to Project
6. Dissemination Plan

Modified Student Summer Scholars (MS3)
1. Project Goals/Feasibility
2. Mentorship/ Apprenticeship Plan
3. Student Preparation and Motivation
4. Commitment to Project

Application Agreement

By checking the box below, the student scholar accepts the responsibility to complete the project described and to submit the final report using the guidelines as listed.

By checking the box below, the faculty mentor indicates that the proposed project qualifies as research or other creative endeavor that will contribute to the growth of the scholarly or creative capability of the student scholar. The faculty mentor must ensure, through appropriate advice, that a) the team has generated a well written proposal that can be understood by an educated person who is not a specialist in the field, b) the application is complete and follows the prescribed format of the Student Summer Scholars, and c) the required information on responsible conduct of research sections (with appropriate protocols/forms) can be supplied.

Further, the faculty mentor must certify the accuracy of the budget figures and disclose any other university, or outside funding which is being used for this project. The faculty mentor must also certify that the student scholar will receive appropriate training and/or has submitted the appropriate forms for work involving human subjects, live vertebrate animals, radioisotopes, and/or other hazardous materials.

I understand that my proposal will NOT be considered if it does not adhere to the following application requirements:

  • Submission must be a complete application
  • Proposal must be written in a language accessible to a faculty member from any discipline
  • Proposal must be written in 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced, with 1 inch margins
  • Proposal sections must adhere to the section page limit

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