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Application Guidelines for Faculty/Student Working Groups


Creates a summer faculty fellowship for faculty members who will be working with a group of 2 to 4 students on individual or joint research projects or creative work during the summer. Provides funding for one faculty fellowship at $8000 and student research fellowships at $1000.

DEADLINE: February 15

Using headings below in the sequence given, provide the specified information. Use as much space as needed.

  1. Details of the Project
    1. Character and scope including explicit statement of research hypothesis/question or creative problem.
    2. Detailed method and plan of work.
    3. Presumable scholarly significance (place project in context; cite relevant literature).
    4. Application or relation of possible results from these investigations to more general problems in the field. (Provide this information only if it differs from C. above.)
    5. Timetable: When commenced, progress to date, and expectation as to completion and publication, presentation, or exhibition.
    6. Assessment of the likelihood that this project will lead, directly or indirectly, to external funding.
  2. Qualifications of the Faculty Mentor:
    1. Applicant's special competence for this project (background, training, preparation).
    2. Papers/creative works published or presented by the applicant bearing upon this subject.
    3. Other publications/creative works by the applicant.
    4. References (give name, title, and address). Letters of reference should be sent directly to the Office of Academic Affairs. A letter from the applicant's dean is required in all cases. Those without an established record of research should request additional references.
  3. Qualifications of the Students in the Working Group:
    For each student who will participate in the working group provide:
    1. Name
    2. Qualifications
    3. Role on project: e.g., hours of work expected, product/outcome expected, method for assessment of student outcomes
  4. Previous Research Funding:
    1. Faculty Grant-in-Aid of Research (give date and attach copy of progress report).
    2. Summer Faculty Fellowship (give date and attach copy of progress report.)
    3. Released Time Fellowship (give date and attach copy of progress report).
    4. Any previous research funding awarded to student participants.
    5. Other sources and amounts of support for research you have received in the last five years.
  5. Budget
    Up to $500 is available for supplies and equipment. If requesting funds, provide an itemized budget.

NOTE: Faculty mentor and all participating students must sign the application cover page.

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