(2012-2013 awardee: Benjamin Wright.)
The Department of Mathematics is expecting to award two research scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Each of these scholarships comes with a $3000 student stipend, and travel support to a conference, where the students will be presenting results of their research. Each awardee is expected to work on average 10 hours a week on the research project under the direction of a faculty member.
Eligibility: Fresno State mathematics undergraduate students in good standing are eligible to apply, as long as they will not matriculate before May, 2014.
Application process: A complete application consists of two parts:
- (i) [written by the student] personal statement describing your interest in undergraduate research, and a short description of the research topic you want to explore
- (ii) [written by sponsoring faculty] a 1-2 page description of the possible directions the project could take, with well defined research problems, and likely approaches.
In addition, a rough timeline of activities should be outlined, along with a conference where the student will present his/her work.
Deadline: Applications should be emailed to email@example.com by April 19, 2013. In the subject line please put "AYResearch". Decisions on these awards will be made by May 11, 2013.
Undergraduate Research Grants
(2012-2013 awardees: Elaina Aceves, Jennifer Elder, David Heywood, Hagop Karakazian, Serena McTeer, Joel Smith, Benjamin Wright.)
Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for a 2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Grant. These grants provide up to $1,000 in financial support to undergraduate students who work closely with a faculty member to conduct research, engage in field studies, create projects in their discipline, or participate in similar scholarly/creative activities. Students may either design their own project or work on a professor s project. Either way, students must work closely with a faculty mentor. Students are encouraged to contact faculty in preparation for making a proposal.
To be eligible, a student must:
- be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with at least two semesters remaining before they will earn their degree
- be in good academic standing
- show substantial initiative in the project
- have a faculty mentor who is willing to work with the student
Faculty mentors must:
- be full-time faculty
- be willing to work closely with the undergraduate student on the project
- have knowledge/expertise in the area of project to be completed
- demonstrate ability to effectively mentor an undergraduate student
The application will be due late spring. Additional information including application forms and guidelines is available online at www.csufresno.edu/academics/offices/undergraduate/research.html