Summer Researcher Community

Summer Researcher Community:
OURS Collaborative Grant and Departmental Research

Each summer, CSB and SJU welcomes 60+ students to participate in our on-campus summer research community! The Office of Undergraduate Research& Scholars sponsors 13 faculty-student teams to complete a 10-week project through our unique Collaborative Grant. OURS also supports students doing departmental sponsored research through resources, events, and professional development opportunities.

OURS has committed to funding a total of 13 student-faculty collaborative teams to work on a wide range of research and creative work projects. These funds are available to ALL disciplines and are distinct from traditional departmental lines held by each department. OURS recognizes the importance of centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our on-campus research efforts; as a result, we will always prioritize projects that emphasize DEI work.

In alignment with our mission as Liberal Arts & Sciences institutions, we are also pleased to welcome applications for Interdisciplinary Team research projects, where faculty from two different disciplines explore an interdisciplinary topic while supporting two student collaborators. If you are interested in mentoring a student collaborator over the summer and have a well-designed project, please consider applying. Please click here to view the prompts and submit your proposal. Applications open each year in November with selection taking place in early February.

All grants provide $6000 funding for a stipend for a full-time student collaborator (40 hours per week for 10 weeks). After projects are approved, students may also apply for support through the OURS Grant Program.  Faculty mentors are eligible to apply for the faculty stipend of $1,500.

Students interested in departmental sponsored research can visit the following department webpages for more information:

OURS Summer Researcher Community provides programming and support for our students who are spending their summers completing research or creative work. Programming includes: