Undergraduate Scholar Assistantships (USA) are offered each semester to support students working with faculty members on their scholarly projects. Requests for these assistantships may include up to $1,200 ($10/hour, 10 hours/week, 12 weeks/semester) for student stipend (a maximum of $2,400/academic year) and up to $500 for research supplies or related expenses. USA are funded in part by a grant through the Department of Education- Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (DOE-NASNTI).
Timeline for USA Proposals
Procedure for USA proposals:
- For beginning research: purpose, hypothesis, significance, your role in a larger project (if applicable) and methodology;
- For ongoing research: purpose, hypothesis, significance, your role in a larger project (if applicable) methodology, preliminary results;
- For creative activity: purpose, significance, medium, anticipated venues for presentation/performance
- project costs
- amount requested
- other sources of funding
- stipend justification (e.g. how will the student’s efforts be quantified?)
A committee made up of PURC Councilors will review applications and will evaluate proposals on clarity, significance and relevance. All applicants will receive notification by email regarding the status of their applications as soon as possible after the review. Some applications may be awarded at a reduced level.
A one-page written report summarizing the results of the project must be submitted to the PURC Center Director by end of the semester.
Incomplete applications will be returned without review.
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