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College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Support for undergraduate research, scholarship, or creative activities

Purpose

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is excited to offer financial support for students engaged in research, scholarship, or creative activity and whose majors are within the college.

Scholarships and/or other funding of up to $2,000 is available to qualifying undergraduate students who continue or initiate research, scholarship, or creative activities during the summer or fall term in 2022 and who are working under the guidance of a tenure- or career-track faculty member in CAS. Projects at the interface of two or more academic areas are encouraged.

Application

The application for support should be 5 pages in length and include all of the following components:

1. CAS Grant and Fellowship Support Cover Letter (1 page)

Complete the fillable PDF form for this program. All requested information must be provided.

2. Research/Creative Activity Description (2 pages)

The applicant must provide a two-page description as outlined below.

  • A brief statement (no more than 1 paragraph) introducing yourself, and your academic profile and interests.
  • A description of your overall engagement with research, scholarship, or creative activities.
  • A description of your current or planned research, scholarship, or creative activity and its significance.

3. Faculty Support Letter (1 page)

The sponsoring faculty mentor or mentors must have their primary appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences. The letter should include.

  • Confirmed agreement to support and actively supervise the research, scholarship, or creative activity described by the student.
  • Description of the activities in which the mentor(s) and the student will work together.

4. Resume (1 page)

Provide a one-page resumé that includes, but is not limited to, the applicant’s name, WSU ID number, mailing address (local, permanent, and departmental), telephone number (local, permanent, and departmental), e-mail address, and academic accomplishments.

Eligibility and Criteria

Terms and Conditions of Award

Funds will be deposited into student accounts. Funds are intended to provide support to students through a scholarship and/or other funding mechanism. Funds are not intended to directly support the research, scholarship, or creative activity.

Support recipients are required to submit an abstract to the 2023 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) or other professional presentation.

The successful applicant will be required to submit a final report by January 31, 2023. The report may be in the form of a scholarly paper, or a short written summary that accompanies a creative product, such as a collection of poetry or an electronic audio or video file documenting a creative activity.

Application Deadline:

Submit application as a single pdf attachment in an email to cas.gfs@wsu.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2022.

 

Application deadline:

Email your application as a single pdf attachment to cas.gfs@wsu.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2022.

Questions?

Email inquiries to cas.gfs@wsu.edu.