Awards aim to spark undergraduate research
Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards Program, administered by
the Faculty Senate,
will fund outstanding undergraduate research projects in the spring
and/or summer of 2001 for current second and third-year undergraduate
students. Working in collaboration with a faculty sponsor, an
awardee will plan and implement a substantial and significant
research project. Forty awards of up to $3,000 each will be granted
on a competitive basis. The application deadline is Nov. 8.
In the course of carrying out a research project, an awardee will
be expected to read and research the topic, create a bibliography
of relevant background materials, establish contacts with professionals
in the field, produce a final product (e.g. final paper, creative
project, presentation) that summarizes her or his findings, and
present them at the Harrison Awards Symposium.
Applicants are urged to think creatively in conceptualizing their
research projects. Proposals focusing on any of the undergraduate
fields represented at the University will be considered. Applications
that integrate different areas and approaches are encouraged.
One might examine the overlap of two disciplines such as philosophy
and medicine, where important new realms, such as bioethics, have
emerged. Projects might involve travel, either within or outside
of the U.S., to take advantage of resources that would be otherwise
inaccessible. Projects requiring laboratory work might call for
the purchase of equipment that could not be obtained without an
award of this kind.
honorarium of $1,000 will be awarded to the faculty sponsor. Faculty
who do not wish to claim an honorarium should so indicate at the
time of the application. Foregone honoraria will be added to the
funding pool available for student awards.
application should consist of:
a concise, one-page description of the proposed research project
a one-page resumé that includes relevant course work and prior
a letter of support from the student's faculty sponsor
a budget of anticipated expenditures (half a page maximum), including
travel, living expenses, research supplies and materials.
who wish to apply for an award should submit six copies of the
materials by 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 to the Faculty Senate Committee
on Research and Scholarship, c/o Frances Peyton, Faculty Senate
Office, The Rotunda. Materials may not be submitted electronically.
Notification of the award recipients will be made on or about
may be addressed to Frances Peyton at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 924-7643.