Email from the Dean of the Graduate School:
As many of you may remember, last year, on a trial basis, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies offered more than 30 awards to undergraduate students involved in discovery (research, scholarship, artistry, and other forms of creativity). The program was found to be a outstanding success. I am please to announce that the Undergraduate Research Awards program will be repeated again this year.
The attached documentation and application form will provide the program details. As was the case last year, individual students will receive up to $500, through his/her faculty advisor, to perform an act of discovery under the supervision of the faculty member. The student must commit to presenting a poster at the 2012 Student Research Expo next April. For work not completed by April, a poster describing work-to-date will be expected.
This year, an expanded opportunity will be provided. For two or more students from different colleges, up to $1,250 is available with appropriate justification. In this case, each student must apply separately identifying his/her collaborator on the space provided on the application. Each student must have a faculty mentor from his/her academic unit.
Please encourage your students to participate in this program. Students, who one day may wish to apply for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, should find this to be a particularly attractive opportunity. For more information, feel free to contact me. Thanks, Pat
Patrick J. Pellicane, Ph.D. | Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School