The Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (CURS) will offer a Summer Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Program sponsored by the Provost, Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and the Senior Vice President for Research.
The goals of the Summer Scholars Program are:
The program will run from May 22, 2017, to July 21, 2017. A kickoff event will occur on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 10:00AM. Symposium will be held Thurs. July 27, 2017 from 4-6pm.
Throughout the program, weekly student development luncheons will be provided; students are required to attend these sessions. The luncheons will take place on Wednesdays at 12:30PM during the program. 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 27th , 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 a (approximately) $2800** stipend for 20 hours of research per week. Students who participate are not eligible to work on campus during the Summer Scholars Program. Luncheons and the Summer Scholars Symposium are not included in this 20 hours per week requirement.
** Please note: stipend amounts are subject to change based on number of projects awarded.