CSURF Research Supplies Awards

Purpose

The CSURF Research Supplies Awards will be awarded on a competitive basis to students enrolled in honors projects (499) or DIS (491) research projects. Students in any major are eligible. These awards are offered to help support the costs of supplies needed to conduct the undergraduate research project.

Students should complete the application and the faculty supervisor must approve it before submission to CSURF. This is a chance for students to try their hand at a mini-grant proposal, so we urge students, not faculty supervisors, to write the applications.

Allowable Costs

  • The maximum award is $300. Only one award per academic year per student.
  • Allowable costs include supplies inextricably bound to the conduct of the project.
  • Unallowable costs include: printing or binding of honors project paper, travel expenses, student salary, secretarial support, faculty salary, expenses associated with completing degree requirements or meeting licensing/certification requirements, and attendance at conferences, meetings, or symposia.
  • All requested costs are to be detailed and justified in the budget and budget narrative.
  • This is only for “new” supplies for the honors or DIS project. We are not able to reimburse costs already incurred by the department or the student.

Application Information

Deadline: Please submit both a hard copy with approval signatures to the Honors Office (second floor Randall Library) and an electronic copy (PDF) to honors@uncw.edu by September 30 for Fall Awards and by February 10 for Spring Awards. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made as soon as possible.

Proposal Format

The application must include the following:

  • 1. Cover Page
  • 2. Narrative. A short proposal narrative that includes: a clear and concise statement of the nature and objectives of the proposed activity, written for a multi-disciplinary audience. The first paragraph should summarize why the specific funds are needed for the research and how much is being requested. Length should not exceed two double spaced pages.
  • 3. Itemized budget. An itemized line-item budget with a budget narrative that provides justification for the specific funds requested, including a detailed explanation of each item. If there is cost sharing by the department, this should be described.

Selection of Recipients

  • Members of the Honors Faculty Advisory Council and CSURF Board will review the materials. In evaluating proposals, the Councils will consider the strength of the narrative and the rationale for the supplies to conduct the research.

Reporting

Recipients should acknowledge the award in any publications or presentations that result from the project.

Recipients must also complete a reflection about the project. Click for Guidelines.

 


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