MU Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards for Summer 2019

Enabled by funds provided by the Office of the President, the Undergraduate Creative Discovery and Undergraduate Research Scholar Award will provide students with an opportunity to pursue original creative work, scholarship or research, under the mentorship of a full-time faculty member during summer 2019. The awards provide a $4000 stipend for one semester to cover any and all costs associated with the project. A $1000 stipend is provided for the participating faculty mentor. Up to fourteen awards will be made.

There are several eligibility requirements:

Applicants must be juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Graduates are ineligible
  • Applicants must be enrolled at Marshall University for at least 12 hours during the semester prior to the summer in which the project is funded
  • Applicants must have a letter of support and sponsorship from a full-time faculty member who is willing to serve as mentor for the project

The student’s project can involve research, design, development, field study, creative work or performance. The project should require a total commitment of 150 hours of the student’s time (i.e., 10 hours per week) over the semester.  The project will be structured so that the student can produce creative or scholarly output (e.g. a presentation, publication, exhibit, or performance) at the end of the award period.

Complete applications must be received by 5:00 on March 13, 2019. Full details of the application format, submission requirements and the evaluation process are included in the attached Request for Proposals.

John M. Maher, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research

Marshall University

Creative Discovery Summer Scholar and Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards RFA Summer 2019