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Faculty-Led Projects: Call for Proposals, Fall 2010 (Archived)

Faculty-led project proposals are submitted by faculty. Awards will fund group or one-on-one research/mentoring activities. Faculty from all academic disciplines are invited to apply.

  • Funded projects will require sign-off from department chair. We will contact department chairs once award decisions have been made.
  • The funding period will be January to August 2011; all award funds must be spent by June 30, 2011.
  • Award decisions will be announced around October 18.
  • We will ask award recipients to provide a brief summary of the outcomes of their project(s), including accomplishments and future directions.
  • Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, October 1, 2010

Award types – We suggest two broad categories, designed to encourage broad participation. Alternative models, if justified, will also be considered.

  • Group research (5 or more students): A faculty research mentor will supervise the work of 5 or more students, working on one project or a set of related projects.  Students will receive academic credit by registering for a "Special Problems" or "Undergraduate Research" course with the faculty mentor. Funding: up to $3,000 for each mentoring group, to be used for costs related to the research activity or for travel to present research findings at conferences.
  • One-on-one research (1-2 students): A faculty research mentor will work with one or two students on a project or similar projects. The student(s) will register for an "Independent Research" course, up to 3 credits. Funding: up to $1,250 per student, to be used for laboratory supplies and analyses, travel to present findings at conferences, or other research-related activities.

Note about workload compensation – UR/ME awards do not pay for workload credit associated with faculty teaching a "Special Problems" or "Undergraduate Research" course, or for release resulting from accumulated "Independent Research" credits. Any such workload credit should be arranged for independently of the UR/ME program.

Expectations – Successful projects will enable faculty mentors to integrate their research interests in ways that will not only promote their scholarship, but also offer students intellectual engagement and exciting interaction with the discipline. Successful projects will also foster the development of new skill sets in students, via their participation in writing abstracts or papers, reporting research at conferences, or exhibiting or performing their work.

Application process – Project proposals, due October 1, should be submitted as a single PDF, RTF, or DOC (MS Word) file that must include the following:

  • Project title, name and departmental affiliation of all participating faculty
  • Project summary (500 words maximum), including discussion of:
  1. the proposed research activity;
  2. how students will be involved in the research activity; and
  3. any anticipated outcomes (grant proposal submission, conference presentation, conference abstract submission, report, performance, etc.).
  • Number of students and award type requested (group research or one-on-one mentoring)
  • Budget and budget justification. Please use the categories provided in the template.
  • Two-page CV or biographical sketch of participating faculty

Please follow the template (available as DOC, RTF, and PDF) when composing your proposal.

UR/ME Logo, designed by Kevin Wong (UR/ME student participant, spring 2010)

The deadline for faculty-led projects was October 1, 2010. Notifications were sent out between October 21 and 26.

Download proposal template:

Questions: contact Eva Fernández (Director, Center for Teaching & Learning)

     



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