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2013 Summer Research Program
Photos from 2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium here
This summer, Holy Cross will run a summer research program that will fund a number of student researchers and provide associated programming using funds from various institutional grants. The program is scheduled to run for 9 weeks, beginning on Monday, June 3 and ending on Friday, August 2, 2013. Students accepted into the program will be paid a stipend of $400 per week and receive a $70 weekly allowance for a room on campus. In addition, each student will receive up to $500 for research supplies, and up to $800 travel budget to be used in presenting research findings at regional or national conferences. Student participants will perform campus-based research under the direction of a Holy Cross faculty member.
If you are interested in applying for this program, you need to do several things soon.
First, you need to talk with a Holy Cross professor who will be doing research this summer at the College about the possibility of your working with her or him. Many faculty are willing to support research students this summer. In order to apply for a summer research fellowship, you will need a Holy Cross faculty sponsor with whom you will be doing your research. Thus it is important for you to approach faculty members with whom you are interested in working as soon as possible. You should find out what they are working on and develop a tentative research proposal.
Second, you need to complete an application consisting of a personal statement of interest and a description of your research project. The application must be accompanied by an unofficial copy of your most current transcript (available from STAR). In addition, a letter of recommendation should be sent by your summer research faculty mentor.
NOTE: Completed application, transcript, and letter of mentor's recommendation must be uploaded to Moodle by 5 PM on Friday, February 15, 2013,
For Applications to the Summer Research Program click here (pdf).
For Faculty mentor recommendation form click here (pdf).
Students applying for a Mellon Summer Research Fellowship, a budget must also be submitted. Click here (pdf).
NOTE: Applications should be opened using the most recent version of Acrobat Reader - may be downloaded here free.
MAC USERS PLEASE NOTE: The default program for pdf's on Macs is Preview. Filling the form on Preview will NOT work - we will receive a blank form! You must open the research application in Adobe Reader not Preview to fill in and save the information. If you have submitted a blank form, you can delete it from Moodle and resubmit a new complete pdf.
LINKS TO UPLOAD APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Upload application, transcript, and letter of recommendation for SCIENCE Research Program here.
Upload application, transcript, budget form, and letter of recommendation for MELLON Research Program in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts here.
The award is made to the student, so the primary mode of selection will be based on the application of individual student. Other factors will be considered, however. Factors (not necessarily in order of priority) that will weigh in the selection process include: academic record, faculty recommendation, plans after graduation, interest in the research project, whether participation in the research project will continue during the academic year, progress made during the previous summer (if applicable), the statement included with the application, and how many students have applied to work with a particular faculty member or within a particular department. Traditionally, this has been a competitive program, with more qualified applicants than can be funded.
If you have any questions concerning these student-research fellowships, please contact the science coordinator, Prof. Daniel Bitran, by e-mail (dbitran) or by phone (ext. 3329) or call the administrative assistant in the grants office, Maureen Dubois, at ext. 2742.