Summer Grants

If you’re interested in getting money this summer to work on a philosophy project of your own choosing, you should apply for one of the summer grants available through the university.  Here’s some of the relevant information…

The University of Puget Sound, with the support of the Richard Bangs Collier Institute of Ethics and Science and an anonymous donor, has established summer research programs for undergraduates in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. These programs offer students the opportunity to engage in independent research projects during the summer. Stipends of $3,000 and $3,500 will be awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate research interest and ability. Students who receive awards agree:

  1. to devote full time to the project for at least ten weeks during summer 2010. Students who cannot devote ten weeks of full time work to their research should not apply;
  2. not to enroll in summer classes, and not to hold any other employment while engaged in research (an occasional exception may be made for limited part time employment, and permission for such must be obtained by Associate Dean, Sarah Moore);
  3. to submit a written report of the research to the faculty research supervisor and to Associate Dean Sarah Moore no later than August 31, 2010; and,
  4. to give a presentation to the university or broader community, either during the summer or early in the fall, 2010 semester.

Please note the following eligibility requirements:

  • Summer research awards are not open to students who will have graduated before their research is completed.
  • Summer research award recipients are expected to be enrolled the following fall semester.
  • Students who apply for a Summer Science Research Award are ineligible to apply for a Summer Research Award in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

For 2010, most summer research award recipients will be University Summer Scholars and will receive stipends of $3,000. Research may be proposed on any topic of interest. Recipients must be enrolled at UPS during Fall 2010.

In addition, two students (who will have completed their sophomore year by the end of Spring 2010 and who will be enrolled Fall 2010) will be named Richard Bangs Collier Scholars. These students will receive stipends of $3,500. Applicants for this award submit a proposal describing an interdisciplinary project that applies the concerns of a humanistic or social science discipline to scientific material, or that makes use of a science to explore a topic in the humanities or social sciences. The science involved in the project may be any of the natural or human sciences (including biology, chemistry, geology, natural sciences, physics, computer science, mathematics, economics, exercise science, and psychology). The project must involve both a humanistic or social science and a natural or human science sufficiently distinct from one another to encourage meaningful interdisciplinary perspectives.

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m March 9, 2010

For further information, follow this link:–travel-award/summer-research-grants-in-the-/

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