CRS - Research Intensive (R-I) Course Awards

Students or faculty participating in Research-Intensive (R-I) courses may apply for and receive awards offered through the Center for Research & Scholarship (CRS). R-I Awards administered by CRS will resource faculty or students for items including, but not limited to, faculty compensation, purchase of equipment (which becomes University assets) and supplies, travel (including overseas), consultation fees, student stipends, or other support services needed for the execution of research projects.

Faculty Award Criteria

Faculty participating in R-I courses as designated by Degree Completion Plans (DCPs) may apply for awards to support research projects embedded in an R-I course or emerging out of the course as a co-curricular project.

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Eligibility

  • Applicant should be a faculty member teaching residential undergraduate courses.
  • Applicant should currently be involved in research mentorship or instruction. (Provide course number and description or description of research collaboration with undergraduate residential students).
  • Applicant should demonstrate in his/her application how the student(s) will be a significant contributor(s) to this project.
  • Applicant should state how this research project/creative work has emerged out of a Research-Intensive course.

Evidence of a Well-Planned Research Proposal

Applicant should be able to clearly articulate the components of the research project/creative work as specified in the application, including:

  • Background and research problem/interest/question
  • Connection of the project to the university mission
  • Plan and method of the proposed work (including application to IRB if applicable)
  • Facilities and resources needed
  • Significance of the project
  • Role of the faculty mentor and students in the research agenda
  • Bibliography
  • Implementation timeline
  • itemized budget
  • Commitment of support from external collaborators (if applicable)

Evidence of Commitment to Research

A Curriculum vitae must detail specific examples of participation in research and scholarship to demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications for guiding the research project. If the applicant is utilizing a new technique or is a novice researcher, please include a letter of support from a supervising faculty member who will mentor and oversee the process.


Student Award Criteria

Students interested in applying for these awards will need to meet criteria established by CRS, including an identified faculty sponsor.

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Eligibility

  • Applicant(s) should be a student or students enrolled full-time in residential undergraduate courses.
  • Applicant(s) should currently be involved in research mentorship or instruction.
    • (Provide course number and description or description of research collaboration with a faculty mentor OR Supply proof of current intent to participate in a research-based collaborative project with a faculty sponsor, which can be demonstrated in the declared faculty sponsor’s letter of support.)
  • Applicant(s) should be in good academic standing. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
  • Applicant(s) should provide a letter of support from the declared faculty sponsor, who holds the qualifications to guide the research/creative work agenda.
  • Applicant(s) should state how this research project/creative work has emerged from a Research-Intensive course.

Evidence of a Well-Planned Research Proposal

Applicant should be able to clearly articulate the components of the research project/creative work as specified in the application, including:

  • Background and research problem/interest/question
  • Connection of the project to the university mission
  • Plan and method of the proposed work (including application to IRB if applicable)
  • Facilities and resources needed
  • Significance of the project
  • Role of the faculty mentor and students in the research agenda
  • Bibliography
  • the Implementation timeline
  • Itemized budget
  • Commitment of support from external collaborators (if applicable)

Evidence of the Student's Contribution to the Research

Content requested in the Description of the Proposed Research section of the application should clearly indicate the substantial role of the student(s) as a contributor to the research project/creative work.