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 summer research projects of up to eight weeks during the summer of 2014. Only students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2014 are eligible. The grants will cover dormitory housing (if needed), research expenses and a small living stipend – up to $3,300.00 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. Students who receive the grants will be required to present the results of their research at the annual Arts & Research Showcase (formerly Research Fair) and submit to the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal (FURJ).
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- A concrete and viable proposal of 2-3 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:
- Application (form attached)
- 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 would have part-time work or any other demands on his/her time during the research period.
- A budget for the project (form attached), 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.
Completed applications and all attachments should be sent at one time, via email, to the Student Summer Research Project, c/o Ms. Michelle O’Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The mentor will submit the faculty evaluation form separately. Please contact your class dean with additional questions.