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The Office of Undergraduate Research anticipates awarding 15-20 summer fellowships to students interested in pursuing their research or creative activities. The fellowships will be distributed among the four schools (School of Arts & Humanities, School of Education, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and School of the Professions) based on the number of proposals submitted from each school. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome and encouraged.
Note: The student stipend will be paid in three installments. The first installment will be made in mid to late June 2020, the second installment will be made after the mid-summer progress report is completed, and the final installment of the student stipend and the faculty stipend will be paid after the submission of the final report (deadline: August 17, 2020).
Note:Students graduating in December 2020 are still required to present their project at the 23rd annual Student Research and Creativity Conference in spring 2021 (see #4 below).
Proposals will be reviewed by anonymous faculty within the academic school of the faculty mentor. The evaluation criteria are available online and include: Project/Creative Activity Criteria (35 points), Student Criteria (35 points), and Faculty Mentor Criteria (30 points). Student project proposals must reflect President Conway-Turner's COVID-19 announcements on College-funded travel restrictions and density limitations for all activities described in the application, and the Interim Provost's directive suspending all in-person human subjects research until further notice. All project proposals should include specific plans for achieving project objectives remotely during the funding period, should this become necessary.
Notification of fellowship recipients will be made after May 1, 2020.
For information about mentoring go to: http://undergraduateresearch.buffalostate.edu/faculty.
You may have noticed that this application form asks you to provide us with some personal information that might seem unrelated to your motivation and competence to conduct undergraduate research. The personal information (e.g., gender and ethnicity, whether or not you are a transfer student, and how many hours you work each week) is for our own research -- it will help us to evaluate the impact of the program on students with widely varying backgrounds and characteristics. It is not part of our review process and will have no bearing on your chances of being accepted into the program.Name of Student:
Note: It is highly recommended that you (student) directly contact your faculty mentor to be sure they received the automated message sent to them with information about how to access your application. If your mentor did not receive this message, re-check their email to be sure you entered it correctly. If your mentor cannot access the application, they should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research will use SUNY Buffalo State DegreeWorks to obtain a semester by semester list of courses and grades. This information will only be used by the members of the faculty committee that review fellowship applications.
Directions: Part A of this application must be completed by the student. Part B of this application should be completed by the faculty mentor.
All work details must reflect President Conway-Turner's COVID-19 announcements on College-funded travel restrictions and density limitations for all activities described, and the Interim Provost's directive suspending all in-person human subjects research until further notice. All project proposals should include specific plans for achieving project objectives remotely during the funding period, should this become necessary. (up to 500 words)
NOTE: If you plan to conduct e-interviews, surveys, and/or other research activities with human subjects; research using animal subjects; or research activities using controlled substances or hazardous materials, please discuss in advance with your faculty mentor to complete required IRB (Institutional Review Board) compliance procedures before beginning your proposed project.
If you checked box 2 or 3, we recommend that you meet with your faculty mentor and discuss how your part- or full-time summer job during the summer will impact your schedule and your ability to conduct eight (8) weeks of full-time scholarly activity.
If the project involves research requiring IRB compliance review (see https://sponsoredprograms.buffalostate.edu/research-compliance), your statement must contain a timeline for review. No OUR funding can be released until IRB review is completed, resulting in a determination of "Exempt" or "Approved" for the project.(500 words or less)
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