URCA Funds Application Submission Process

URCA application process
 
Questions: our@kennesaw.edu
  • PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND THE ENTIRE APPLICATION.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC REJECTION.  INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR@KENNESAW.EDU PRIOR TO FINAL SUBMISSION.

    • The faculty mentor will be responsible for the following three sections.  Faculty sections can be identical across multiple URCA submissions.
      • Faculty Member Statement (300 words): Describe your research portfolio (manuscripts, grants, presentations, awards, etc.) as well as your experience incorporating undergraduates into your research activities.
      • Institutional Impact Statement (200 words): Describe the benefit to the institution related to this research activity (preliminary data for pursuing external funding, plans to publish/present, development of intellectual property, collaboration with reputable institutions, etc.).
      • Student Impact Statement (400 words): Describe how this work will positively impact participating undergraduates immediately and in their future endeavors.

     

    • Undergraduate student researchers will complete the following three sections.  
      • Project Description. The combined word count from the following five sub-sections cannot be more than a total of 700 words. Citations must be included when applicable.
        • BACKGROUND: Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context, including citations, that demonstrate how the research makes a unique contribution to the area of inquiry)
        • KEY RESEARCH QUESTION AND/OR CREATIVE PROJECT GOAL
        • METHODS       
        • RESULTS (OR ANTICIPATED RESULTS)           
        • CONCLUSION/DISCUSSION
      • Budget Table and Budget Justification: For each category in your budget table, provide an explanation regarding how you obtained those numbers. Be as specific as possible and provide links when possible.
        • Supplies or material to conduct research - For example, software, materials for the arts, scientific supplies, books/journals that cannot be provided by the library, etc.  Itemized listing with price(s) and quantity must be included.
        • Personnel – For stipends, please justify the hourly rate and the amount of time which students will be working on the project.  If the student participating in this project will potentially be receiving course credit and/or other stipends, this information must be declared.
        • Travel and Conference Registration - Travel and/or registration costs for students presenting at a conference. Be specific and itemize the amounts (students will not be funded for attending conferences or workshops where they are not listed as a presenter)
        • Publication Costs - Predatory Journals, such as those listed here, will not be funded.
      • References: List all references used in the application here. Please use the style appropriate for your discipline (MLA, APA, Chicago, IEEE, etc.).
    1. Download the application form and complete all sections. 
    2. Save your application form as a PDF with the following file name for the attachment: Student Last Name-Student First Name-Month-Year-URCA (for example, an URCA submitted in September 2021 by Jane Smith would be labeled as Smith-Jane-September-2021-URCA).
    3. Submit the file by uploading it here by the designated deadline. 

     

    The Application Form* consists of two sections: Faculty Section and Student Section. The faculty section should be clearly written by the faculty mentor; the student section should be clearly written by the student. Student sections that appear to have been written by the faculty mentor or that are identical to other submissions will not be considered. 

    *Please note that this application form has been updated in August 2021 and should be the only version used going forward.

    It will be the responsibility of the individual submitting the proposal to ascertain that the proposal materials are complete when submitted (all requested information is included; no materials missing). The funding committee will not consider late or incomplete applications.

 

 

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