SPRING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD
The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants to join a diverse community of
undergraduate scholars and researchers from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences as 2015
Spring Undergraduate Research Award recipients.
As a Spring Undergraduate Research Award recipient, you will join other students in the pursuit of an
independent research project. You will receive a stipend of $1,000 in recognition of the quality of your
project, and you also will participate in three interdisciplinary workshops co-hosted by the Office of
Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) and the Academic Resource Center
(ARC). These workshops provide you with the opportunity to engage in conversations across disciplines
and acquire an appreciation for the diverse range of research being conducted at the University of
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be accepted from any Dietrich School undergraduate who:
is in good academic standing,
has completed 30 credit hours of academic work,
has declared a disciplinary major, and
has a faculty mentor within the project discipline responsible for oversight of the project.
Interested students should complete the following steps and e-mail requested material as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014:
Secure a Dietrich School faculty mentor for directed research.
Enroll in a directed research course through a Dietrich School department.
Complete the Cover Sheet (see attached).
Write a two-page description of the proposed research project. The description should be
typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font and using 1-inch margins. No more than two pages
should be submitted (excluding citations). Appendices and addendums are not allowed.
Provide a complete academic transcript and resume (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
Provide letter of support from faculty mentor.
Confirm that you do not simultaneously hold any other spring research awards, for example,
OUR awards or grants or University Honors College fellowships.
If you are accepted into the program, you will:
Complete the Learning Agreement provided by the OUR with your faculty mentor. The
Learning Agreement defines expectations of the faculty mentor and the student for spring
Provide a copy of your Learning Agreement to the OUR.
Work diligently on your research project for the spring term, fulfilling the conditions of the
Receive an award of $1,000 paid over three months.
Attend three research-based workshops co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity and the Academic Resource Center.
Agree to meet with representatives of the OUR to discuss your experience.
Please note a copy of the Learning Agreement is not due at this time, and will only be required once a student
has been admitted to the program.
CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION
Cover Sheet _____
Two page description of project _____
Faculty mentor letter of support _____
Complete academic transcript _____
E-mail to email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014.
The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Spring Undergraduate Research Awards
Student Name:___________________________________ PeopleSoft ID:___________________
Department in which the project is to be conducted:____________________________________
Provide a brief description of the project and how it contributes to your discipline:
Primary location(s) of research:_____________________________________________________
To be completed by faculty mentor
In brief, describe the reporting and evaluation plan for the student’s work and progress on
his or her research.