CURS is accepting applications for Student Research Fellowships from students pursuing research outside of the classroom and under the guidance of a scholarly mentor. Please review the criteria and tell us how your research is impacting these areas.

Community Impact Fellowship

Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity

International Researcher Fellowship

Application Instructions:

  1. Select the Fellowship you would like to apply for. Please read carefully the description.
    2. Complete the online application via the link.
    3. Write an application essay. Upload into the application form.
    4. Review application form and submit.
    5. Notify two faculty references of your intention to apply and request letters of recommendation. (CURS will contact them with electronic submission instructions.)

Community Impact Fellowship

In the Creek

CURS Community Impact Fellowship supports an undergraduate student in collaboration with a faculty mentor investigating issues of local or global concern and inspires positive change in the community. The research may seek to study the potential impact of, or implementation of policy, social, political, environmental or behavioral change. The goal of funding is to include students in research that explores community problems and improvements that positively affect our local and global community. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from your research mentor and the other can be another Augusta University faculty member you select. 

 

  • Number of Awards per Fiscal Year:  1 (one)
  • Total amount of Fellowship award to student:  $1000
  • Deadline to apply:  January 20, 2022

Apply for the Community Impact Fellowship

 

Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity

Students

CURS Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity (FEED) supports research in any discipline that investigates issues of groups experiencing discrimination. The research  should seek a deeper understanding of the problem itself (e.g., through literature, film, interviews, public data) and /or seek pathways to effect change toward a more diverse  and just future for affected the group(s). The goal of funding is to include students in research that explores problems and / or solutions around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from your research mentor and the other can be another Augusta University faculty member you select.

  • Number of Awards per Fiscal Year:  1 (one)
  • Total amount of Fellowship award to student:  $1000
  • Deadline to apply:  January 20, 2022

Apply for Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity

 

International Researcher Fellowship

CURS International Researcher (IR) Fellowships award $2,000 to offset costs of conducting research abroad either during an AU Study Abroad trip or through an independently arranged trip. Students will be expected to spend an average of 10-20 hours per week on the research depending on the length of the stay. The duration of a funded research trip may be anywhere from one week to one semester. The student and mentor's role in the research will be clearly planned out and expectations for the time spent will be a primary component of the application. Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from your research mentor and the other can be another Augusta University faculty member you select.

  • Number of Awards per Fiscal Year:  1 (one)
  • Total amount of Fellowship award to student:  $2000
  • Deadline to apply:  January 20 (applications considered as they are submitted)

Apply for the International Researcher Fellowship

 

2021 CURS Fellows

Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity

Palak Patel

Palak Patel,Health Services Senior, is the first recipient of the Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity. Palak's research is on "Racial Segregation and COVID-19 Health Outcomes: Evidence from the State of Georgia".  This project is mentored by Dr. Simon Medcalfe, Hull College of Business.

Community Impact Fellowship

Katlin Pugh
Katlin Pugh, Cell and Molecular Biology Senior is the first recipient of the Community Impact Fellowship.  Her research is titled "Are TF-CBT Therapist and Patients Comfortable Using the Resiliency App JoyPop?"  This project is mentored by Dr. Ashwini Tiwari, Institute of Public and Preventive Health.