In spring of 2015, the Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research was inaugurated. Faculty members from across the University collaborated with undergraduates on a research project that extended throughout the semester. The provost’s office is committed to increasing opportunities for experiential student learning, and this initiative represents a key element in achieving that goal. Faculty members are invited to apply for one of ten Spring 2016 Provost’s Initiative grants for support to collaborate with an undergraduate on a co-designed research project during the spring semester 2016.
Students are expected to meet and work with the faculty member weekly. Students will enroll in a 493 course and will earn a minimum of 1-credit for their work on the project and produce an artifact (research paper, literary review, or presentation, etc.) appropriate to the discipline. (Note: 1 credit hour typically requires 45 hours of work on the project, which includes faculty meeting time). Faculty members will be compensated $1,000 for mentoring the students in research. Applications are available at up.edu/undergraduateresearch and are due December 1, 2015.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call Lauretta Frederking, acting assistant provost, at 7857.