Examples of projects
- Archival study
- Focused laboratory project
- Model/Prototypes/MIX development
- Community-based research or collaboration
- Consultation with business or non-profit
- Business plan
- Digital media
- White paper
For examples of previously funded Summer Impact Grants, click here.
Starting 2017, we re-imagined the Project Scholarship Development grants as the Summer Impact Grants. The archived information about the earlier forms of the grants is found here.
Preferred project characteristics
- Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary projects (with faculty from more than one department, school, or college)
- Students can work individually or within teams.
- Projects that have the potential to be extended into the school year for credit. OSCAR can offer sections of UNIV391/UNIV491 Individualized Scholarly Research for this purpose, or departments can offer Inquiry/RS courses for this purpose.
- Projects that serve as pilots for project-based courses
- Projects that serve as pilots for external funding (NSF, NEH, etc)
- Projects that have a plan to recruit and include a diverse team of students: under-represented, variety of majors, novice as well as experienced.
- November 30, 2018: Deadline for Project Proposals
- December 2018: Notification of Acceptances
- January 1-March 15, 2019: Recruit students (OSCAR will help)
- April 2019: Notification to accepted students
- May 2019: Projects begin
- May 28-June 7, 2019: Introductory weeks/bootcamps
- June 11-August 4, 2019: Student work on projects
- August 9, 2019: Summer Celebration of Student Scholarship, student presentations
- Faculty can earn up to $3000 for the summer
- Students earn $4000 stipend (same as URSP intensive) for full-time summer participation.
- Faculty may request up to $4000 in materials or travel to support the project.
- Need at least one faculty mentor who is a tenured, tenure-track, or term faculty member. Other mentors can be tenure-stream faculty, graduate students, administrative faculty, or adjunct faculty.
- Sample budget per team (will vary with projected number of students and supplies need):
- $6000 faculty (2)
- $20000 students (5)
- $4000 in supplies & travel
- Week 1, M-F: Morning meetings, readings and exercises in afternoons
- Week 2, M-F: Morning meetings, Formulation and writing research plans for individual projects
- Week 3, M-F: Morning meetings, skill development, beginning research project
- Weeks 4-8: Monday morning planning meeting, Monday-Thursday project work, Friday morning professional development/lab meetings/journal clubs/research project and troubleshooting. Friday lunch and afternoon – speaker and/or field trip
- Week 9: Finalizing project, preparing research posters (same schedule as mid-weeks)
- Week 10: Additional work on the project, preparing for next semester and next steps, presenting at Celebration of Student Scholarship on August 3rd, 2018.