: If seeking basic administrative and clerical support, faculty should not apply for a faculty-initiated fellowship position. Instead, please see student hourly wage positions
(below). Violations of this guideline may impact future funding decisions.
The timeline for this form of funding is provided in the table below. Faculty should submit their proposals directly to the department chair by November 14, 2014. After this date, the division director and department chairs meet and decide which proposals to recommend to the dean for funding.
Once approved, the summer research opportunities for approved proposals are announced to faculty by December 17, and to students early in the spring semester. Students then apply online by February 9, 2015, and faculty notify students of the status of their application by February 17, 2015. Selected students then have one week to reply if they accept the position. Important deadlines
|Stages ||Deadlines |
|Faculty proposals due to department chairs ||November 14, |
|Target date for announcements of approved projects to faculty ||December 17, |
|Students apply to faculty ||February 9, |
|Faculty decisions are announced to students ||February 17, |
|Students reply to faculty and division director accepting position with start date ||February 24, |
|Summer housing ||Summer housing information |
As a faculty member, students may approach you with ideas or proposals for research projects beyond the normal scope of your regular research. Such a project may receive university funding so long as you agree to supervise the project and provide guidance to the student researcher.
Students and their advising faculty member should apply for funding jointly. Click to learn more about student-initiated fellowship applications
Student Hourly Wage Positions
Research assistantships will also be available for students to support faculty research that may not have the format of a student project. These positions will involve hourly pay. To obtain this type of funding, faculty must apply to the Research Council
, according to posted guidelines. In exceptional cases it may fund graduating seniors.