Research projects in this model are designed and proposed by faculty members, who request support for summer student collaborators. Under this model, faculty members submit one or more proposals for mentoring student researchers. Proposals will be put forth by submission through a form made available to faculty in an email (from the Dean of the Faculty or Division Director) announcing the process, or by clicking the link below
. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Once approved, the summer research opportunities are shared with students early in the spring semester. Students may apply through an online form for up to 3 projects by February 4, 2016.
: 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.
|Stages ||Deadlines |
|Faculty submit proposal(s) online |
|November 20, 2015 |
|Target date for announcements of approved projects to faculty |
|December 17, 2015 |
|Students apply online for up to three selections for research projects |
|February 4, 2016 |
|Faculty decisions are announced to students (e-mailed from division directors) |
|February 18, 2016 |
|Students reply to faculty, undergraduate research office via online form |
|March 1, 2016 |
|Students submit paperwork and housing application that includes start and end dates to the Division Director |
|April 15, 2016; Summer housing information TBA |
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.