The Undergraduate Research Fund has been established, jointly with the Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU), to help undergraduate students defray the costs of engaging in research. The purpose of the Fund is to foster research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The Fund should be used for research initiated by students and related to their degree, either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project supervised by a faculty member. Students may want, for example, to explore in more depth ideas that emerged in a 299Y course, or develop further some implications of the research they have done in a seminar, or undertake the additional research required to turn a final essay into a journal article, etc.
The Fund is open to all Arts & Science students in good academic standing – no minimum GPA is required. Group research is eligible (with a maximum of three students per group). There will be two competitions per year: November 28, 2011 and March 12, 2012.
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