The URC is pleased to provide financial support in the form of grants and fellowships for SUNY Cortland undergraduate students to promote research and creative projects and for travel to present at conferences. Currently, the URC oversees three funding programs: (1) Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships; (2) URC Small Grants Program; and (3) Student Research Travel Grants. Additionally, the URC has a program (URAP) in which faculty can apply for a Work Study eligible student as a research assistant to advance their research/scholarly activities.
The Undergraduate Research Council anticipates offering a limited number of Summer Research Fellowships in 2018. These prestigious fellowships will provide a stipend to permit students to conduct primary research or creative activities with faculty mentors. Proposals from all academic disciplines will be welcome.
The fellowships provide an opportunity for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors to engage in eight weeks of full-time scholarly activity during the summer of 2018. Each fellowship consists of a $3,000 student award and a $1,000 faculty award. In addition, the Residence Life and Housing Office
The deadline for this program is Friday, March 9, 2018
1. Faculty mentors may receive funding for only one fellowship.
5 Fellowship funding must be fully expended by August 18, 2018.
1. Mandatory attendance at an awardee reception meeting in late April or early
2. Required presentation on the results of their research at the 2019 SUNY Cortland's Transformations student conference.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Research Council. The evaluation criteria will include:
The Undergraduate Research Council anticipates awarding a number of small (up to $400) grants to students in direct support of their research or creative activities. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome and encouraged. The UR Council's Small Grants Program is aimed to support original research or creative projects that students complete independently or in collaboration with other undergraduate students. The award is designed to help defray the cost of travel*, supplies, and other materials deemed necessary to successfully conduct the project.
The Small Grant Program is not intended to: (1) provide salary stipends for students and their faculty advisors; and (2) support travel to professional conferences or meetings. Students seeking support for dedicated research over the summer months are encouraged to apply for an Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship; students seeking support for
Applications are continuously accepted throughout the semester, but no later than April 6, 2018.
The Undergraduate Research Council’s Student Travel Grant Program is designed to assist with reimbursing travel costs of SUNY Cortland full-time undergraduate students who travel to present the results of their research at regional, national, or international conferences*. Students must have a faculty sponsor/mentor.
Awards are for travel between July 1,
Should the application be successful, the actual award amount may depend on available funds,
The URC encourages faculty sponsors to attend the conference with their presenting student(s). To this end, the URC may be able to offer limited funds towards faculty travel when other funding sources (e.g. faculty grants, school allotment, College Research Committee grants, UUP/IDA grants, and Faculty Development Center Small Grants Program) are exhausted or insufficient.
Contact Dr. Peter Ducey (Biomedical Sciences Department) in the Undergraduate Research Council office at ext. 2900 with questions about or for assistance in completing this application.
The 2017-18 deadlines are:
Friday, November 3, 2017 (for travel between July 1-December 31, 2017)
Friday, March 23, 2018 (for travel between January 1 and June 30, 2018)
The Undergraduate Research Council in partnership with the Financial Aid Office is pleased to support the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) through which faculty members from across the College may request a Work Study eligible student as a research assistant to advance their research/scholarly activities. Students selected for this opportunity would be paid to assist faculty in their research and can gain valuable research skills and experience. Responsibilities will vary depending on the position. In general, the work may be more task-oriented (e.g., literature searches, grant proposal support, data entry, or routine lab work) than research undertaken through independent study or summer fellowship. Several
This is a pre-matched program—Faculty
Expectations for faculty:
The deadline for the 2018-19 Academic year is April 20, 2018
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