Home- Academics- Fellowships & Scholarships- Alumni Memorial Scholars- Propose a Project- Proposal Guide AMS Project Proposal Guide Process The following are the steps you must follow to complete your proposal for an AMS Grant: Review documents on writing proposals, requesting letters of recommendation, preparing a budget, and more. Schedule a meeting to discuss your proposal ideas with Peter Tschirhart, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Scholars Programs. Submit a full proposal by the deadline: Friday, March 14, 2014. Find additional information about each component of the proposal below. Projects are reviewed by the AMS Review Committee. You will receive a letter through campus mail with notification of the final result. You may also be asked by email to provide clarifications and revisions. You should respond to any such request in a timely manner. If awarded a grant, complete additional forms, as requested. Components of a Proposal To be considered for an AMS Grant, your proposal must include each of the following components: Online Application Independent research Conference attendance Faculty-led research or internship Formal proposal For independent research grants only. This is the essay in which you fully describe the proposed project or experience and its academic merits. Typically, these proposals are 6-10 pages long, double-spaced. You must upload your proposal to your application form, when prompted. Proposals must be explicitly include the sections and sub-headers outlined here. Letters of recommendation For independent research grant proposals, you must submit letters from two members of the Colgate faculty. For all other proposals, you need only submit one letter of support. Please follow the guidelines as presented on the Requesting Letters of Recommendation handout. Faculty recommendations should speak to the following: the academic significance of the student's project; how the student has prepared for the fellowship; the relevance to the student’s major, related academic interests, or future goals and plans; the quality of work that may be expected; the student's ability to work independently; and, if applicable, knowledge of the country and organization for which the student will be working or affiliated. Budget Please use the budget worksheet as a rough guide. This document should be as detailed as possible. Upload with your application when prompted. Also, please attach detailed information on how you calculated your budget estimates and what sources you used to collect your data (prices for flights, lodging, etc.) Advice from Kelsie Anson '13: "It is important to allow yourself some wiggle room in budgeting for any extra fees like the exit fee that I was charged in the airport to leave the country, or currency exchange rates." Upon Completion of Project When you complete your project, you must submit the following to Sarah Ficken in B4 McGregory within two weeks of your return to Colgate: Four-page AMS Fellowship Award Report: A project summary including the title, objectives, methodology, experience, and findings. Please describe notable successes and goals not realized. (3 pages) A personal reflection on how the fellowship impacted you, how did you grow intellectually and personally (1 page) An itemized budget report with receipts for all funding, unused funding must be returned to Colgate University You will be asked to give a public presentation about your work at an AMS Symposium during the semester following the award. Academics Majors and Minors Departments and Programs Libraries Off-Campus Study Course Catalogue Academic Calendar Pre-Professional Planning Fellowships & Scholarships Our Services Preparing & Applying Fellowship Listing Past Recipients Alumni Memorial Scholars Contact Us Events Propose a Project Planning Your Proposal Proposal Guide Elements of a Proposal Forms Past Recipients Course Offerings RELATED LINKS Centers and Institutes CENTERS AND INSTITUTES Promoting research, study, debate, and collaboration across fields. Off-Campus Study OFF-CAMPUS STUDY Colgate has one of the most robust off-campus study programs in the country. Career Services CAREER SERVICES Staff members and dedicated alumni play a key role in students' career exploration. Success after Colgate SUCCESS AFTER COLGATE Alumni from each of our majors have accomplished great things with their liberal arts degrees.