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Statistical Support Grant Pilot Program
Call for Proposals
Summer 2022

 

Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce a pilot program to support graduate research that includes statistical analyses during the Summer of 2022. Grants of up to 20 hours of statistics consulting time with a faculty member on campus who is an expert in statistics will be awarded to graduate students to enable research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus. Each student awardee must be currently enrolled in a graduate program as Southern and involved in a thesis or research capstone project guided by a faculty mentor.

Successful applicants will be awarded consulting time with faculty on campus who are experts in statistical methods. The consultant’s work will be compensated through a fund set up for this purpose and administered through the Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR) office at SCSU. A list of faculty members who are available for this purpose will be posted on the Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee (RSAC) website.

The purpose of these awards is twofold. First, it is to promote high quality research and creative activity at the graduate level by having students incorporate more rigorous statistical analyses into their thesis and capstone research projects. Second, we seek to stimulate grant proposals incorporating the most appropriate statistical research methods written by faculty at SCSU. Projects that could lead to future external grant proposals will be given preference.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the social distancing requirements that are currently in place due to the coronavirus, there is a significant chance that the consulting will need to be done remotely, for example, by videoconference, phone, or other similar means. Applicants should plan for that possibility.

Eligibility:
To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a graduate student with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • have completed at least 6 graduate-level course credits by the end of Spring Semester 2022;
  • be enrolled in graduate courses for the Fall 2022 semester (i.e., students graduating in May are not eligible);
  • be working on a thesis or capstone project with a mentor who is a full-time faculty member at SCSU.
       

For projects involving human participants or animal subjects, approval from the SCSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be in place before beginning the consulting with the statistical support faculty member if the statistical consulting is directly involved in that work. If the statistical consulting involves aid in designing the experiment, prior to its execution, then that should be clearly stated in the proposal. In that case, these approvals are not needed for the project and would be sought before the project begins.

To Apply:
The application must be submitted via the Kuali portal using this link: Statistical Support Grant Application by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2nd, 2022.

 

Questions:
Any questions about the program should be addressed to Dr. Yulei Pang at pangy1@southernct.edu.

Questions regarding the Kuali Build Portal can be directed to the SPAR office, Renee Le Blanc, leblancr3@southernct.edu.


Undergraduate Research Grants
Call for Proposal
Summer and Fall Semester 2022

 

Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the continuation of a program to support independent undergraduate research during the Summer or Fall Semester 2022. This initiative, Undergraduate Research Grants, is funded by the SCSU Foundation. Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to undergraduate students to complete research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus. Each student awardee will be guided by a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors will receive one credit of 10.12 supplemental pay for their guidance of the proposed student research. 

The student may accept the full $3,000 as a stipend, or, if needed, a portion of the money can be used for expenses related to the project.

The purpose of these grants is to promote high quality research and creative activity at the undergraduate level by having students work closely with a faculty mentor while the stipend could help lessen the need to work external to the university for financial support. 

Eligibility:
To be eligible, a student must: 

  • be a matriculated undergraduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • have completed at least 45 course credits by the end of Spring Semester 2022;
  • be enrolled in undergraduate courses for the Summer or Fall 2022 terms (i.e., seniors graduating in May are not eligible);
  • work with a mentor who is a full-time faculty member at SCSU.
      

If a student has previously received an undergraduate grant from this program, a copy of the final report from the previous grant must be included with the proposal. 

Please note that this proposal and associate work must incorporate and adhere to all current SCSU and CSCU Covid-19 protocols.

For projects involving human participants or animal subjects, approval from the SCSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be obtained before beginning the research.

To apply:
The application must be submitted via the Kuali portal using this link: Undergraduate Research Grant Application  by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  

Incomplete applications will not receive consideration, nor will late applications. 

Questions regarding the application process or other issues may be directed to C. Michele Thompson at ext. 2-5614 or via e-mail to thompsonc2@southernct.edu.

Questions regarding the electronic form can be directed to the SPAR office, Renee LeBlanc, leblancr3@southernct.edu.

Download the Application Instructions


Undergraduate Research Grants
Call for Proposals
Spring Semester 2022
 

Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the continuation of a program to support independent undergraduate research during the Spring Semester 2022. This initiative, Undergraduate Research Grants, is funded by the SCSU Foundation. Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to undergraduate students to complete research in any academic discipline represented on the SCSU campus. Each student awardee will be guided by a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors will receive one credit of load credit for their guidance of the proposed student research. The student may accept the full $3,000 as a stipend, or, if needed, a portion of the money can be used for expenses related to the project. The purpose of these grants is to promote high quality research and creative activity at the undergraduate level by having students work closely with a faculty mentor.

Eligibility

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a matriculated undergraduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;

  • have completed at least 45 course credits by the end of Fall Semester 2021;

  • be enrolled in undergraduate courses for the Spring 2022 term (i.e., seniors graduating in December 2021 are not eligible);

  • work with a mentor who is a full-time faculty member at SCSU.

If a student has previously received an undergraduate grant from this program, a copy of the final report from the previous grant must be included with the proposal.

Please note that this proposal must incorporate and adhere to all current SCSU and CSCU Covid-19 protocols.

For projects involving human participants or animal subjects, approval from the SCSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be obtained before beginning the research.

To Apply

Download Application Instructions

The application must be submitted via the Kuali portal using this link:  Undergraduate Research Grant Application by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021. 

Incomplete applications will not receive consideration, nor will late applications.

Awards

Members of the Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee (RSAC) will review proposals and recommend awardees to the Provost. The Provost will announce the award recipients by December 16th, 2021.

Questions regarding the application process or other issues may be directed to C. Michele Thompson at ext. 2-5614 or via e-mail to thompsonc2@southernct.edu.

Questions regarding the electronic form can be directed to the SPAR office, Renee LeBlanc, leblancr3@southernct.edu.


Conference Support Grant for Graduate Students 
October 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022

 

Southern Connecticut State University recognizes the importance of student and faculty scholarship and creative activity in furthering its mission. The University is committed to expanding the array of support mechanisms for such scholarship and creative activity. The Conference Support Grant for Graduate Students aims to provide graduate students with funds to support travel costs and/or registration fees for national or international conferences whether virtual or on ground for the purpose of presenting their scholarship

For further information and instructions on how to apply please see the application instructions document.

For questions, please contact Professor C. Michele Thompson thompsonc2@southernct.edu.

Download Application Instructions - Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants

March 9, 2020 – Spring 2020 TAPAS Event

Spring 2020 TAPAS Event

Monday, March 9, 2020
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Michael J. Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Showcasing Collaborative Research and Scholarship
Featuring Guest Speaker and Collaborator
Dr. Todd Henry
Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy
Georgia State University

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, while space is available
Please include your name, department, and title.

For more information please contact bordnerk2@southernct.edu or DRI@southernct.edu

6th Annual Faculty Research TAPAS Event

November 25, 2019 

A Taste of Scholarship and Creative Activity Across the Disciplines

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Adanti Theater

What is it?

20 single-slide presentations of new or on going creative activity, presented in rapid succession.

Each presentation is a maximum of 4 minutes

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, while space is available, until October 25th.

To be considered for a Tapas presentation, please submit your name, department, and title of your slide by October 25th to:
https://tinyurl.com/2019Tapas

Questions or concerns, please contact Carol Jenkins at jenkinsc12@southernct.edu or Kelly Bordner at bordnerk2@southernct.edu

5th Annual Faculty Research Tapas Event

A Taste of Scholarship and Creative Activity Across the Disciplines
Presented by the SCSU Research and Scholarship Advisory Committee

November 19, 2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Adanti Student Center Theater
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience

2018 tapas event