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Caine Summer Research Fellows

This pilot fellowship program is intended to support CCA majors (graduate and undergraduate) engaged in creative or scholarly research projects mentored by a faculty member over a period of 8-10 weeks during the summer, effective Summer 2019 semester.

Program Structure

Each student selected will receive $4,000.00 in the form of a fellowship award payment, intended to cover the cost of housing, meals, and other living expenses; the funds will be paid out in three installments, contingent on the student’s ongoing participation

Application Process

Graduate and Undergraduate students with a major in the Caine College of the Arts are invited to submit an application with their faculty mentors.

Students will apply by March 18, 2019. All applications will be accepted through an on-line portal.

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Questions

If you have questions about this fellowship opportunity, please see your faculty mentor, your department head or contact Associate Dean Chris Terry (chris.terry@usu.edu) for details.  

 

Application Details

Graduated and Undergraduate students with a major in the CCA are invited to

submit an application with their faculty mentors.  

Student application deadline is March 18, 2019! 

The application will include:

Proposals will be evaluated by a CCA faculty committee that will consider the following criteria:

 

Students and mentors will be notified by late March 2019.

If you have questions about this fellowship opportunity, please see your department head or contact Associate Dean Chris Terry (chris.terry@usu.edu).

 

Program Structure Details

Each student selected will receive $4,000.00 in the form of a fellowship award payment, intended to cover the cost of housing, meals, and other living expenses; the funds will be paid out in three installments, contingent on the student’s ongoing participation. CCA Mentors may also receive up to a $1,000.00 to support their research. The award amount will be dependent on the level of involvement by the faculty mentor.

In order to accommodate the broadest possible range of arts research/creative inquiry projects, the parameters of this fellowship program are left very open. Students can propose an independent project, work with a faculty member on a collaborative project, participate in an off-campus opportunity such as an unpaid arts internship, or build research/creative inquiry activities into a study-abroad experience. The following are the basic requirements:

Basic Requirements:

  • The student(s) involved in a project submit a proposal (described below) that will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of arts faculty.
  • A CCA faculty mentor is identified and submits a letter of commitment to actively mentor the student or students (when appropriate, an outside mentor may also be identified).

 

  • Once accepted, the student(s) submit a detailed plan of work that facilitate assessment of progress and coordination with summer research/creative activity, for example, in a presentation at the Summer Student Research Symposium.
  • Fellows and their faculty mentors submita report on activities and outcomes by September 15, 2019.

*Students are encouraged to apply for URCO (or GRCO) funding for the summer as well, as this would increase the stipend amount to $5,000.00 and also give the student a budget for research-related expenses. Other funding opportunities, both intra and extramural should be pursed as appropriate; however, a cap of $6,000.00 of direct support means that if the student receives an award of $5,000.00 from another source, the amount of the CCA Fellowship would be reduced to $1,000.00 (this is intended to keep funding in line with national standards for student summer research support).