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8th Annual Statewide Symposium Registration

Registration Deadline: August 28th, 2015

CUR Biology Division Student Travel Awards!

Application Deadline: September 4th, 2015 by 5:00pm

Minority Access’ 16th National Role Models Conference

Abstract Deadline: September 7th, 2015 by 5:00pm

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Meet our New Peer Mentors!

We are excited to announce the 2015-2016 Peer Mentors! If you have any questions about undergraduate research and inquiry, feel free to stop by the office in GS 209, or contact one of our Peer Mentors here! 

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Volunteer to be a Judge at Annual Symposia

Megan Davies at the Summer Retreat

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI), the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have unified their efforts to recruit faculty judges for our annual symposia.  We would like to ask your assistance to serve as a judge at one or all of the events. If you are willing to serve as a judge, please complete the interest form located here.  Thank you in advance for your support of the Research and Inquiry initiatives here at FAU.  

Email ouri@fau.edu for more information on how to:

  • Volunteer to review Undergraduate Research Grants
  • Volunteer to review Undergraduate Research Journal Manuscripts 
  • Join an OURI Advisory Committee

 

Funding Opportunities 

Curriculum Grants Program: Pre-proposal Deadline October 1:   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 2015 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

Broward Faculty Development Award

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. 

 

Submit An Undergraduate Research Opportunity 

Each week OURI sends out an announcement to the mailing list with upcoming opportunities such as ways for undergraduates to get funded, attend presentations, conferences and workshops, events, and much more.  Faculty interested in submitting an undergraduate research opportunity, please email requests to ouri@fau.edu and include the following information:

  • Name and email of faculty mentor 
  • Name and email of graduate student (if appropriate) 
  • Project title 
  • Project description (2-3 line description of what the student will be doing) 
  • Start date and anticipated end date of project 
  • Student expectations/qualifications: e.g. course work prerequisites, instrumentation skills, time commitment. 
  • Deadline for applicants 
  • Application details: what you want from the student, e.g. CV, research experience, etc. 
  • web link or flyer with additional information (if available)

Please note: undergraduate students engaged in research projects may require additional research compliance training and certification.  For further information please visit the Division of Research website.  Additional research compliance information can be found here.

Previous announcements can be seen here.

 

Professional Development  

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty interested in learning more about integrating research and inquiry into the curriculum are encouraged to apply to one of our Distinction through Discovery supported faculty learning communities.

Freshman Learning Community Initiative 

Faculty and staff teaching in the Freshman Learning Communities and Living Learning Communities program are encouraged to integrate research and inquiry components through the common SLS 1502 course. For further information please contact us.

Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR)  

Obtain a FREE membership to the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) by logging into myfau.fau.edu.  Click on the "Faculty" or "Staff" tab (based on your status), and follow the instructions to apply for membership.

 

 
 
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