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How to Apply for the Summer Research Program

Important Dates

Grant Proposal Workshop
A workshop on how to write a grant proposal is required for students applying to the program, and are strongly suggested for faculty. The workshop will be held on the following date:

  • Wednesday, Feb 9th, 2022 at 4:30 PM in Alcove Conference Room
  • Monday, Feb 14th, 2022 at 4:30 PM in Alcove Conference Room

Program Deadlines

  • February 20, 2022 (Sunday), 11:59 p.m. and 59.9 seconds – Proposals Due (as email attachment) to dcurrier@randolphcollege.edu
  • March 30, 2022 – Acceptance decisions will be emailed to applicants prior to the beginning of Session 4
  • May 24, 2022 (Tuesday) – Program Begins
  • July 7, 2022 (Thursday) –  Final Oral Presentations/Last Day of Program

The Student Scholarship Committee reviews each proposal according to:

  1. Significance: will the project contribute new information to the discipline? Will the outcomes apply to a societal problem? Is it a new and unique project (not duplicating earlier work)?
  2. Project plan: is there a clear outline of project goals and how they will be achieved? Is there a timeline? Can it be completed in 8 weeks? If not, how/when will it be completed?
  3. the Benefit to the student(s): does the proposal clearly identify how the project will enhance the student’s scholarship/academic/career pursuits and/or research skills?
  4. Faculty involvement and previous outcomes: If faculty will be away from campus for any portion of the Program, have they made arrangements for mentorship during that time? Did they include previous SRP outcomes of those projects (incl. publications, presentations, etc.)?
  5. the student and mentor addressing an overall low student GPA in their statements (if applicable).
  6. the Call for Proposals guidelines (Part 1 – 12) being followed.
  7. proper justification of involving more than one student or faculty member (if applicable).
  8.  specific plans for dissemination.

We encourage faculty/student collaborators to consider applying for this summer’s program! Please see the proposal writing instructions and proposal requirements.

If you require additional information about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact the Center for Student Research. You may also find it informative to talk to participants from previous summers; past successful proposals are available.

The Director of the Program is Danielle Currier, 434-947-8561.

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