Undergraduate Summer Research Support Program
The Undergraduate Summer Research Support Program supports you and your efforts in faculty-mentored research and creative activities. All Purdue Fort Wayne undergraduates engaged in faculty-mentored research or creative activities are eligible.
Successful applicants will receive up to $1,000 in project expenses, reimbursed to the faculty mentor’s department, to support their research during the summer. Please note that salary/wages/stipend is not an allowable expense.
The application deadline is March 1, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
All applications must be submitted through the InfoReady portal. For detailed instructions on accessing the InfoReady portal, please see the InfoReady Internal Funding Application System Access Instructions [PDF]. InfoReady requires BoilerKey; please contact IT Services for BoilerKey assistance.
Successful applicants are required to complete the Responsible Conduct of Research training within 30 days of starting the project (training instructions provided). Successful applicants are also required to submit a report of research activities no later than October 1 following the period of the grant, and are strongly encouraged to present their project at the annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium.
Your application will include a narrative, budget (form provided in InfoReady), and letters of recommendation from your Faculty Mentor and Department Chair.
The narrative should be no more than three pages, formatted at a minimum of 10-point type and double spaced, which includes the following (please label each section):
- Statement of the problem
- Significance and context of the problem within your discipline
- Plan of research (methods, procedures, student role, faculty mentor role, timeline)
- Impact on your academic development
- Summation of current, pending and previously received external and internal support for this project, if applicable; if there is no such support, please state "None".
- References (not counted in the three page maximum)
- Budget form (provided in InfoReady)
- Letter of Recommendation from Faculty Mentor
- Letter of Recommendation from Department Chair
Recommendation letters are due March 8, 2021. Letter writers will receive a link to upload their letter into your application package, but will not have access to view your proposal. Please provide a copy of your proposal to your Faculty Mentor and Department Chair prior to application submission.
- Documentation of the significance of the project:
- Is the background information or previous literature for the project understood?
- Is the hypothesis/research question or statement of creative contribution or creative purpose well defined?
- Clarity of objectives and methods:
- Are the project objectives and methods clearly articulated?
- Are all necessary resources available?
- Clarity of activity to be accomplished during the grant period:
- Are the project design and activities well described and appropriate for the grant period?
- Relationship of the project to the applicant’s discipline:
- Is the project relevant to the applicant’s field and supports their academic growth?
- Clarity of role of the faculty mentor:
- Is the role of the faculty advisor clearly explained?
Program Administration Specialist