This award will provide students with opportunities for hands-on research or creative ideas experience with faculty members from the various colleges.
The OVPR Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Program has two goals:
1. To provide WMU undergraduate students with an opportunity to have a mentored research or creative activities related experience with one of WMU’s externally funded faculty. Student can apply for $500 toward a stipend, travel or supplies for a semester or two term experience.
2. To provide WMU faculty who are externally funded to have the opportunity to work with and mentor an undergraduate student in a project related to their expertise. Faculty can request and justify up to $200 for additional supplies needed to support the student.
Faculty must have currently active external funding at the time of the project. Since students may not know who is currently funded, it is expected that the mentors will recruit students for their projects.
Applications are accepted on either October 1, 2012 or January 31, 2013 for work to be completed during the Fall, Spring or Summer I and II time frames. Applicant cannot be awarded the OVPR Research award in the same semester as their college or the Honors College award.