Applications for Summer Research
Deadline for Student Applications: 11 PM Thursday, February 14, 2013
Deadline for Faculty Letters of Support: 11 PM Friday, February 15, 2013
Once again, the College will fund Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships for students doing scholarly work with faculty members. The main goal of this program is to give strong students the opportunity to pursue a subject in depth over the summer, under the guidance of faculty members. Each student applicant must have a faculty sponsor. The range of supported activities is broad – bibliographic work, field surveys, laboratory research, among others. One goal of this program is to give the student an opportunity to work on faculty research, but we also encourage innovative student-generated projects as long they have faculty sponsors. This summer we should be able to fund 50+ students.
This is likely to be a highly competitive application process. In previous years we have funded projects from all areas of the College. College-wide distribution will be one of the criteria used to award fellowships. The Committee on Undergraduate Research will also take into account the following when selecting fellowship recipients:
- Quality of the student proposal
- Level of faculty support for the student and the project as expressed in the letter provided with the application
- Faculty mentor rank (junior faculty have priority)
- Student class (juniors, sophomores, then first-years, in order of decreasing priority, except for Scholars fellowships)
- Student GPA
Directions for Students:
1. Find a faculty member who is willing to work with you on a summer research project.
2. Read the Announcement and Information (link above).
2. Prepare a Resume listing name, address, email, major, GPA, education (including relevant coursework), and other activities relevant to this application. Contact the Becker Career Center if you need help with this.
3. Prepare a Research Proposal of 2 pages or more in which you include the following information:
Overview, with citations, addressing how your proposed project relates to previous work of others.
Description of how you will carry out this research, including analysis/interpretation of your work.
Goals explaining what you hope to accomplish during the summer project.
4. Arrange for your faculty summer research advisor to send a letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions for Faculty:
1. Send your Letter of Recommendation to email@example.com as an attachment in PDF format. A separate attachment must be provided for each student applying for summer research.
Questions about the application process should be directed to Prof. Kristin M. Fox, Director of Undergraduate Research.