Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Funding for Undergraduate Research!



Program Description:
The Offices of the Provost and the Vice President for Research are pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

This fellowship aims to promote discovery and inquiry-based learning for undergraduate students at GW. The Undergraduate Research Fellowship supports undergraduate student-initiated research carried out in collaboration with, and under the guidance of, at least one faculty mentor.

The research should undertake a significant, focused examination of an idea or an area of inquiry and result in work that could merit presentation or publication in a scholarly venue. The Research Fellowship may take place over a period of time ranging from weeks to across semesters as long as it is completed within a single academic year.

This Undergraduate Research Fellowship may take place over a period of time ranging from weeks to across semesters, so long as it is completed within a single academic year.

Total funding for each fellowship will be $10,000. Up to six fellowships will be funded.

Eligibility: Student applicants must currently be freshmen, sophomores or juniors, have a minimum GPA of 3.4, a declared major, and no judicial or disciplinary findings against them. Students may be enrolled in any school of college at the university. Please note that students may not concurrently hold a Rice or Gamow award during the tenure of the Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Faculty mentors must be GW faculty (full-time, part-time, or adjunct).

Award Period: Funding for research projects will be available starting July 1, 2012 and the research must conclude by April 30, 2013. A brief report describing what was accomplished during the project period will be required by April 30, 2013. Research Fellows are also expected to participate in GW’s annual Research Day during March 2013.

Support: These Research Fellowships offer $10,000 to the student for research-related expenditures, including wages, living expenses, travel, materials, and equipment. Budgets must be feasible and must reflect the time frame of the project and the nature of the inquiry.

Application: A complete application consists of a) a Student Application Form, b) an unofficial transcript (from the registrar’s office, no web print-outs please) and c) a Faculty Mentor Form.

Deadline: Application forms must be submitted by email attachment to no later than 11:59pm on Monday, April 16, 2012. (Note: Unofficial transcripts should be turned in to 714 21st Street, NW no later than 5 pm on Monday, April 16, 2012.)

Full Description: Please visit for more information and the complete announcement with application forms.

PLEASE NOTE: Students may apply for but may not receive only one Luther Rice, George Gamow, or Provost/OVPR award for the same project, nor may they receive two or more awards for different projects during the same award year (summer and/or full-year projects).

No comments:

Post a Comment