URME: Summer of Research 2015
Call for Student-Led Undergraduate Research Projects
The submission deadline was Friday, February 16. This page remains for archival purposes only.
URME Summer of Research 2015 project proposals are submitted by Queens College students. Awards will fund student-designed projects supervised by a faculty mentor. Undergraduate students from any major are invited to apply.
- Graduate students are not eligible, nor are undergraduate students who will receive their degree in spring or summer 2015.
- The funding period will be June to August 2015; all award funds must be spent by August 30, 2015.
- Award decisions will be announced by early April.
- Funded projects will require sign-off from department chair. We will ask for department chair approval once award decisions have been made.
- We will ask award recipients to provide a brief summary of the outcomes of their project(s), including accomplishments and future directions.
- Up to 4 students from any department will receive a fellowship of $2,500. Their faculty mentors receive $500 to be used toward equipment or supplies.
- Up to 2 students with a major in the Division of Math & Natural Sciences and who are immigrants or the children of immigrants will receive the Kenneth Kupferberg Memorial Scholarship, which will fund students to work full-time in a lab over the summer by a fellowship of $5,000. Their faculty mentors will receive $1,250 for equipment or supplies.
We thank the Kupferberg Family Foundation and Kaplan for their generous support. Additional funding is provided by the Queens College Office of the Provost.
Deadline to submit proposals: 11:59 pm EST, Monday, February 16
Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=urmesummer2015
Project proposals, due Monday, February 16, require a single PDF file that includes all of the following, in this order:
- Project title, student researcher name, major (or majors), and minor (or minors).
- Faculty mentor name and departmental affiliation.
- Project summary (400 words maximum), discussing the proposed research activity (background, goals, methodology, and relevance).
- Statement (200 words maximum) about the student applicant’s interests as they apply to the project and her or his qualifications to carry out the research (relevant courses taken, laboratory or field research experience, etc.).
- A letter from faculty mentor, indicating mentor’s consent to serve as adviser on the project. We will contact faculty mentors of all students who receive awards, to confirm their agreement to serve as mentors.
You will also need a brief abstract of your project (100 words maximum), which we will use to publicize projects, and up to three keywords for the project.
Assemble all of the information above into a single PDF and submit it using the EasyChair submission website.
2. Click “New Submission”.
3. Add yourself as “Author 1” (please list your major’s department in the “Organization” box).
4. Add a project title to the “Title” area.
5. Insert a brief description of the project (100 words maximum) in the “Abstract” area. (We will use this description to publicize projects.)
6. Type up to three keywords for the project.
7. If your major is in the Division of Math & Natural Sciences, or you are an immigrant or your parents are immigrants, please check the corresponding boxes in the “Other Information” section.
8. Use the “Upload Paper” section to upload your proposal, as a single PDF file.
When you are finished completing the form and uploading your file, press “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation email, and you will be able to view your submission by logging back in to Easy Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=urmesummer2015. You may make changes to your submission through 11:59 pm on February 16; after that, the submissions interface will be closed.