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Encourage Students to Apply for SEARCH Grants, Be a Mentor

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Undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists are encouraged to apply for SEARCH grants (Students Engaged in the Arts and Research) to undertake projects with faculty mentors during the upcoming academic year.

Students can request up to $1,250 to cover expenses related to their projects, and SEARCH awardees have the opportunity to present their work to the entire university community at the 20thAnnual Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020.

According to Kaia Schott, an undergraduate researcher in psychology: “undergraduate research has hands-down been the best aspect of my college experience thus far. It has solidified my interest in a career in child clinical psychology, while preparing me for this career. Classroom learning is important in its own way, but research really allows you to expand upon abstract concepts and theories learned in that environment, taking one’s learning process a step further. This extra step in education personally makes academia even more enjoyable, while preparing me for my future endeavors and allowing me to make wonderful connections!”

Undergraduates in all disciplines are encouraged to apply; the deadline is September 13. Full details, including a short video on how to write strong SEARCH grant applications, are available at the Undergraduate Research website or by contacting Jane Greer.

 

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