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Caine Summer Research Fellows

This fellowship program will support up to six Caine College of the Arts (CCA) majors (graduate and undergraduate) to engage in creative or scholarly research projects mentored by a faculty member over a period of 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2020.

Program Structure

Each student selected will receive $4,000 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 Feruary 28, 2020. 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 Assistant Dean, Matt Omasta (matt.omasta@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 February 28, 2020! 

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 April 2020.

If you have questions about this fellowship opportunity, please see your department head or contact Assistant Dean Matt Omasta (matt.omasta@usu.edu).

 

Program Structure Details

Each student selected will receive $4,000 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. 

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 or students involved in a project submit a proposal that will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel of 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.)
  • Applicants must be returning to USU the fall semester following the fellowship; graduating seniors and graduate students in their final year of studies are not eligible.

 

  • 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 submit report on activities and outcomes by September 15, 2020.

*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 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 of direct support means that if the student receives an award of $5,000 from another source, the amount of the CCA Fellowship would be reduced to $1,000 (this is intended to keep funding in line with national standards for student summer research support).