Call for Proposals 2020

2020 Call for Proposals

**Please note we are no longer accepting applications; the 2021 Call for Proposals will take place in November 2020. **

CSB/SJU has committed to funding a total of 13 summer projects from a wide range of student-faculty collaborative teams. These funds are available to ALL disciplines and are distinct from traditional departmental lines held by each department. 

The grant will only fund student stipends and a room and board allowance (totaling to approximately $6,000). After projects are approved, students may apply for supplies, etc. through the UR Grant Program, if funds are available.  Faculty mentors may apply for the stipend of $1,500 for mentoring one or multiple students during the summer. (Note: the stipend amount does not increase for mentoring multiple students from other funding sources.)

Please consider the following guidelines in your application:

  • No more than 1 project proposal will be considered per faculty member
  • No more than 1 student researcher will be granted per project. If you have a student collaborator in mind, please DO NOT include their name in the proposal.
  • Non-tenured faculty members will be given priority (tenure status to be indicated by applicant on the form), as well as never before funded faculty.
  • Faculty members whose departments do not have other summer funding available (i.e., departmental lines dedicated to research, grants, etc.) will be given priority (other funding sources to be indicated by applicant on the form).

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1)      Quality of student role

2)      Benefits to the student

3)      Quality of faculty mentorship

4)      Clarity and feasibility of goals

5)      Clarity and feasibility of timeline

6)      Benefits to faculty

Format of Proposal: Proposals will consist of written responses to prompts in Forms Manager.  Please note the word limits.

Applications are due in January with the goal of notifying faculty members by mid-February. Faculty members whose projects are approved for funding may then proceed to recruit students for the funded position.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mary Stenson or Kate Bohn-Gettler (Co-Directors of Undergraduate Research) directly with questions. Thank you!