Proposals must include the following information, and must be submitted through a form on the CSS website. Late proposals will be considered if funding is available.
Find application materials here: http://socialscience.msu.edu/students/social-science-undergraduates/scholarships-awards-and-funded-research-opportunities/. Faculty should submit using the online form system. Elements of the application include:
CSS-PURI funds can be allocated as follows:
1) Stipend or research travel for undergraduate research must make up at least 80% of the total budget. Since there are other funds available to support travel (see below), we ask that applications minimize travel costs to the extent possible.
2) No more than 20% can be used for supplies/equipment related to the research.
The sponsoring department or school will be responsible for the administration of funds, including ensuring proper allocation and expenditure. As in past years, PURI awards require unit matching (25%).
The College of Social Science and the Office of Undergraduate Research have separate travel funds available to student researchers. Student researchers are eligible to apply. Travel funds require unit matching, and the College also provides matching funds. For additional information, please contact Renée Davis, .
SUGGESTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The purpose of the program is to help undergraduate students develop advanced research skills in the social, economic, and behavioral sciences that they will apply as advanced undergraduates, in their careers, or in graduate or professional school. As a faculty mentor, you will play a critical role in helping them understand the nature of research in your field, its application and significance within scholarship or the professions, and the importance of ethical practice in the research.
These learning goals can be more modest for beginning researchers, or more sophisticated for advanced researchers. The examples below are among the goals you might wish to set:
For each learning outcome you establish with the student, develop a means by which she/he can demonstrate accomplishment of the goal.
Faculty must hold an appointment (including joint appointments) in the College of Social Science. Student researchers must be College of Social Science majors (second majors are acceptable) with a 2.0 GPA or better. The research can be conducted at MSU, in the US, or internationally. Team projects that include multiple faculty, graduate students or undergraduates are eligible for consideration, and faculty can propose to fund more than one undergraduate under this program. However, the specific duties, research products, and learning outcomes must be stated for each student researcher individually.
CSS and the Office of the Provost require reporting and assessment. (Every year it is a challenge to get these reports: Mark your calendars!!) Each faculty and student participant must submit a written report to the Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs detailing the research outcomes for the project, an assessment of student learning outcomes (proposed and achieved), and the expenditure of funds (the latter provided by the faculty member). Please ask your student researcher to submit her/his report to you and then forward both as a package. By August 18, 2017, the following information should be submitted: