The Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (CURS) will offer a nine-week Summer Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Program sponsored by the Provost, the Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and the Senior Vice President for Research.
The goals of the program are:
(1) To increase undergraduate student participation in research, scholarship, and creative activity;
(2) To increase participation of those who are underrepresented in the discipline’s research, scholarship, and creative activity;
(3) To support high impact scholarly activity that will yield significant student achievement and further the research programs at Augusta University;
(4) To increase participation in undergraduate research and creative scholarship among students and faculty at the Health Sciences campus and in the arts.
The program will run from May 21, 2018, to July 20, 2018. A kickoff event will occur on Monday May21, 2018 at 10:00AM. Symposium will be held Thurs. July 19, 2018 from 4-6pm.
Throughout the program, student development luncheons will be provided; students are required to attend these sessions. Students wishing to participate in the program need to plan their summer class schedule accordingly. Students will also be required to participate in the Summer Scholars Symposium that is scheduled for Thursday, July 19 , from 4:00 to 6:00PM. Faculty and students participating in the projects are required to attend and participate in all events. Two separate orientation sessions, one for faculty and one for students, will be held during the spring semester at a date TBD.
A variety of projects will be funded, and the number of funded projects will depend on the amount of funding and the expense of the projects proposed.
Faculty members selected to participate will receive a stipend. Faculty sponsoring a research program will receive (approximately) $1500* stipend per student with a maximum of three students ($4500*). Only ten month faculty are eligible for a stipend. Twelve month faculty are still eligible to submit a proposal and participate in the program. Additional support for necessary travel and/or supplies related to the project may be provided.
Participating students must submit an application and agree to the program requirements if and when the faculty’s project is selected. Each student participating in the research program will receive $2800* provided they complete 20 hours of research each week. Students who participate are not eligible to work elsewhere on campus during the Summer Scholars Program.
* Please note: stipend amounts are subject to change based on number of projects awarded.