CLASS Funding for Student Research and Creative Works
Faculty and their undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to be included in the Inaugural Cohort of Storytellers funded by the Ambrose Storytelling Award. Elaine Ambrose has generously provided funding to support three faculty-student pairs working on projects that have at their center a story-telling approach. We would like to solicit applications from faculty and student pairs who are working on such projects, with the intent to select a pair from each of the areas of the college: humanities, fine arts, and social sciences.
Prospective participants are invited to submit proposals of their projects that are centered on some aspect of storytelling.
In the Fall of 2021, students would enroll in a 1-credit INTR 400 seminar. Faculty would be invited to attend several times during the semester to discuss readings, hear speakers, or share progress on their respective projects. During the first session, we hope that Ms. Ambrose would join us to share her own connection to storytelling. In the Spring of 2022, faculty/student pairs would present their work perhaps at the MRIC, Undergraduate Research Symposium, or similar event attended by Elaine Ambrose. At the close of the project, one student and faculty member will be eligible for a final award.
The CLASS Ambrose Storytelling award includes a $500 stipend for the student and an additional $300 for any project expenses, which will be paid from the Dean’s Excellence Fund. (This also includes a $500 stipend for participating faculty.) The associate deans will recommend proposals for funding to the dean. Please submit your application no later than May 14 for full consideration.
Burt Berlin generously established a fund to provide students who study the humanities to pursue projects, opportunities and endeavors that will enhance their education in the humanities. The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking proposals from students who have such an opportunity or project that would benefit from financial support.
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students who are majoring in the humanities (English, general studies, majors in the School of Global Studies, music, theatre arts, history, JAMM, philosophy and communication) or who are pursuing humanities projects may apply. Students must be CLASS majors currently enrolled for Fall 2021 and in good academic standing. Awards from this fund are made to students displaying extraordinary talent in, or affinity for, a particular field or area of study, and who have achieved strong academic success to date in their college studies or who may be motivated or otherwise benefit markedly by the opportunity afforded by the award. The purpose the award is to support undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity.
Students may apply for up to $3,000 to support their projects or enhancement opportunity. A clear and detailed budget for these funds will need to be included with your application. The project or opportunity should take place over the summer and/or fall 2021 semester. Funds must be used while the student is enrolled and in good standing. If used during summer, the student must be enrolled for the following fall semester.
Scholarship Enhancement Opportunities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Participation in seminars, meetings, workshops, competitions, contests and related activities at off-campus sites.
- Participation in special projects, designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of a particular subject matter, which involve the expenditure of fees and expense to compete or participate in projects.
- Special undergraduate research projects, activities and undertaking involving the need for financial assistance (including tuition and other support to pursue internship opportunities).
- Attendance and/or participation in music, art, poetry, literature and other humanities events, both on and off campus.
- Travel, lodging and related costs incurred by students while attending and participating in the foregoing activities (including study abroad opportunities).
Following the award and completion of the funding period, students will be expected to provide a final report of their experience, activity or scholarship to the dean's office.
The application will require a project narrative, describing the project or opportunity and highlighting how this funding will enhance your study of the humanities. We suggest you prepare your narrative (750 words) and budget in advance and be ready to paste them into the application found at the link above.
Please submit your application no later than May 31, 2021 for consideration.
Please direct any questions to Associate Dean Traci Craig at email@example.com.
The CLASS Undergraduate Collaborative Research Key Grant is designed to encourage collaboration between CLASS faculty and undergraduate students on scholarly or creative projects, which may include articles or books, conferences, performances, productions, workshops, travel and professional development experiences.
Proposals are due on Nov. 2, 2020 (with a budget review by Oct. 16, 2020) for the fall cycle; and April 2, 2021 (with a budget review by March 12, 2021). Julie Albrecht (firstname.lastname@example.org), CLASS Business Ops Analyst must approve your budget before you can submit your application.