October 15th, 2017
2017 SURF Awardees
Congratulations to the 2017 Undergraduate Researchers of the Year!
Congratulations to the 2017 Distinguished Mentor of the Year, Tobin Hindle, Ph.D.!
Funding Opportunities for Faculty through OURI
College Faculty Liaison Program: The purpose of the College Faculty Liaison for Distinction through Discovery (DTD) is to serve as a coordinator for college efforts for the DTD Research and Inquiry Initiative. One faculty member per college that serves undergraduate students will be selected by the DTD Faculty Professional Development Committee to serve in this capacity for 2 years (spring, summer, fall 2015-2016). The anticipated time commitment for this appointment is 3-5 hours per week, with most of the responsibilities taking place during the fall and spring semesters.
Curriculum Grants Program: Faculty interested in redesigning undergraduate courses or programs to include research and inquiry enriched courses are encouraged to submit an application to the annual Undergraduate Curriculum Grant programs.
Distinguished Faculty Mentor of the Year Award: Faculty who serve as model mentors to their undergraduate students are eligible to receive the Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Mentor of the Year award. Each year, one university-wide award will be given. The Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Mentor of the Year will be recognized with a $2,500 award at the annual Honors Convocation.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): The Distinction through Discovery (DtD) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Committee is seeking applications from faculty/undergraduate student teams for summer research projects to be supported under the SURF program. To submit your project for consideration, faculty must complete an Online Application form providing details about the project and the faculty/student team.
Supplemental NSF funding available for Research Experiences for Undergraduates ( REU): Principal investigators of current National Science Foundation grants may be eligible for supplemental funds from NSF to support and include undergraduate students in their funded research projects.