Undergraduate Research in STEM
Faculty RFP Submission Information

This program requests proposals to fund UR-STEM students in research projects either underway or new projects appropriate for novice students. Many faculty members have had success adding a UR-STEM student to their existing research team. Students that participate in the program have been retained in a STEM major at a significantly higher rate than those that do not participate.

Faculty will be awarded a stipend of $500 by CINSAM for mentoring UR-STEM student(s). Limited research supplies and travel funds are available for qualifying projects. We will fund as many students as possible, while still providing stipends to faculty.

CINSAM will fund students to work over the summer of 2018 on a part-time basis (20 hours/week, 8 weeks, pay $1400) or in the form of a mini-project ($350 at 10 hours/week for 4 weeks – total of 40 hrs). The funds are administered in the form of a stipend, allowing flexibility in scheduling, however the work must be completed in time to participate in the Heather Bullen Summer Celebration of Student Research held towards the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. In addition, students will be required to attend at least two seminars held during the summer months.

Dates to Remember for UR-STEM Application

January 29: Faculty submissions of research projects are due via online application.

February 5-26: Student online application is available.

March 14: Participating faculty members will be provided the complete list of all eligible applicants expressing an interest in their research along with priority rating. Each faculty member will manage their own interview process including selecting the students to interview from the list and interviewing them.

By March 30: Each faculty member will identify those students with whom he/she wishes to work and submit the student names and projects to their Department Chair. Your Chair, in conjunction with the UR-STEM Selection Team, will decide which students will be supported.

By April 6: Students will be notified of the offer with instructions on indicating their commitment which must be completed by April 13.