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CAS Connect February 2015

Mini investment maximizes student success

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a unique summer mini-grant program for motivated undergraduate students to initiate or continue extra-curricular research, scholarly, or creative projects under the mentorship of a CAS faculty member.

Students accepted into the program receive a $3,000 grant to offset project costs and materials, as well as summer housing and living expenses. Associated departments are encouraged to contribute additional funding.

CAS awarded 19 grants last summer for projects as diverse as measuring terrestrial carbon inputs, the composition of several contemporary jazz pieces, studying hyperbaric oxygen treatment, research into targeted cancer treatments, and the effects of road salt on wood frogs.

Grant proposals are due Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Interdisciplinary projects are highly encouraged. Visit the CAS Undergraduate Summer Grants page to learn more about the program requirements.

The summer mini-grant program is now in its 16th year. Look for these projects and others by CAS undergraduates at the 2015 SURCA competition and inA.S.K., the college’s online journal for undergraduate research.