FORDHAM COLLEGE AT LINCOLN CENTER
Call for Proposals for Undergraduate Summer Research Projects
In an effort to promote undergraduate student research, Fordham College at Lincoln Center will again offer grants to support research projects up to eight weeks during the summer of 2013. Only students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2013 may apply. The grants will cover dormitory housing (if needed), research expenses and a small living stipend, up to $3,300 in total. Grants will be awarded competitively to eligible students with viable proposals for research projects that can be completed within the eight-week time frame. The writing up of the research may extend into the early Fall, but students who receive the grants will be required to present the results of their research at the Fall 2013 research fair (or in exceptional circumstances, such as study abroad in the Fall, at the Spring 2014 research fair). Students are also required to submit a written version of their research to the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal (FURJ).
· A minimum GPA of 3.0
· A concrete and viable proposal of 1-2 pages (see below for details)
· The agreement of a faculty member to mentor the research project
· An evaluation of the project by the prospective faculty mentor (form attached)
· A copy of student’s transcript (unofficial version, printed from Banner)
Proposals must include:
· A brief (300 words or fewer) synopsis of the project, clearly identifying its purpose and the question or issue to be investigated
· A brief (200 words or fewer) statement of the relevance of the project to long term educational or career goals
· An eight-week schedule, breaking down the project into its component parts and estimating how many hours will be required for each part. The schedule should indicate whether the student will have part-time work or any other demands on his/her time during the research period.
· A budget for the project, including housing or commuting expenses, living expenses, travel expenses if research requires a trip outside of New York City, and any other costs associated with research (e.g., materials; photocopying or printing; library, archive or museum entrance fees, etc.), up to a maximum of $3,300. (Please complete the attached budget form.)
• The 2013 deadline is March 1, 2013.
• Completed applications and all attachments should be sent together via
e-mail to the Student Summer Research Project, c/o Marybeth Martone
at email@example.com. The faculty evaluation form will be
submitted separately by the mentor.
Faculty evaluation form