Important Dates

J. Eugene Smith Library Undergraduate Student Library Research Award Applications Due April 8, 2016 by 5:00 pm

The J. Eugene Smith Library at Eastern Connecticut State University announces the sixth annual undergraduate student library research award competition. This prize has been established to recognize and celebrate exemplary student research projects that demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, select, and apply information from appropriate resources. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the creative and effective use of library resources, services, and collections encompassing print, microform, and online databases. Details and materials can be found here.

1 Freshman/Sophomore Award $350.00

1 Junior/Senior Award $350.00

NSF (National Science Foundation) Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU’s) Applications Due Throughout February

If you are looking for an opportunity to add to your resume over the summer consider participating in an REU. Students selected for REU’s receive funding and the opportunity to focus on an area of research with researchers at other universities. A complete list of REU’s by discipline can be found at the REU Searchable Database.

Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Mentor Award Submissions Due to Department Chairs by March 21st by 5:00 PM and Final Submission to the the UGRCA Committee by 4/4/16.

These awards will be granted to faculty members who mentor undergraduates outside of the classroom, and who are committed to undergraduate research and creative activity, beyond a coursework.  Faculty members who have mentored and worked one-on-one with students resulting in work that has resulted in presentation/publication or exhibition are eligible for nomination.

This one-time award of funds (TBA)  can be used to further the award winner’s research (travel , equipment, professional organization membership) for the following academic year. The awards will be presented at  the CREATE Conference (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern) on April 15 during the opening ceremony.

The strongest nominations will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate research through specific examples such as exhibitions, presentations or peer-reviewed publications.The committee will examine the skills learned by the student as well as the significance of the outcome of the project (regional vs. national conferences).

The submission form can be located under the “Resources” tab.