Arts and Sciences Summer Independent Study Awards for Undergraduate Students
For 2021 ALL of the awards will be made to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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A limited number of awards, up to $3000.00 each, will be made to College of Arts and Sciences students for summer projects in research or creative endeavor individually conducted under sponsorship and with supervision of a faculty member.
The purpose of these awards is to encourage and assist students considering or beginning a research or creative activity in any discipline in the college. Preference will be given to projects which are:
• New or at seminal stages rather than established. The student’s own project rather than a segment of faculty research. If part of a student’s overall undergraduate research, the project can be part of a continuum of that research but must be a distinct project within that continuum.
• Capable of completion in one summer
• Able to identify specific activities that will take place
• Able to identify tangible outcome that documents successful completion of project. Examples include, but are not limited to, readings, recitals, reports, presentation to a department seminar or brown bag, etc.
ELIGIBILITY and REQUIREMENTS:
1. Recipients must be enrolled full-time, during the 2021 Spring Semester and enrolled for at least one credit hour during the 2021 Summer Semester, both in an academic major in the *College of Arts and Sciences.*
2. Previous recipients are not eligible.
3. Recipients are expected to work full time during the summer on their projects.
4. Recipients agree to submit a report summarizing their results by September 6, 2021.
5. Submission of a complete application
Deadline for applications: February 19, 2021
Announcement of Awards: March 15, 2021 (please do not make telephone inquiries before this date)
Research: Summer 2021
All recipients of a 2021 Summer Independent Study award are required to submit 3 things to the Dean’s office by Sept 6, 2021:
1. A final report by you the student (limited to one page)
2. A brief report by your project sponsor/mentor (a paragraph or two is all that is necessary)
3. Please be prepared to create a poster for presentation. The Arts and Sciences Deans Office will select certain recipients and ask for posters for presentation at the 2020 Honors Convocation.
DEADLINE: February 19, 2021 (LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND/OR SUPPORTING LETTERS ARE GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION).
Questions concerning scholarships should be addressed to:
307-766-4106 (A&S room 114)