Apply for Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Applications for the 2011-12 Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Got a passion? Perhaps you would like to study a scientific problem, write a play or conduct research abroad? Here’s your chance to jump start your independent research project with a $5,000 scholarship.

Each year, the Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards (URSA) Committee presents $5,000 research scholarships to at least five students across the University. The URSA program was established during the 2003-04 academic year to enhance collaborative work between students and faculty and to heighten the intellectual atmosphere on campus. Students can work directly with faculty on joint research projects or on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty member.

Applications for the 2011-12 Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25.

Awards will be distributed based, primarily, on the merit of the proposals and efforts will be made to distribute awards across a wide range of disciplines as well as across different schools or colleges, including Business Administration; Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences; Continuing Studies; and Westminster College of the Arts. Selected students will present their research ideas during Rider’s Independent Scholarship and Creative Activities Presentations (ISCAP) Day on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, and will present their findings at ISCAP Day in the spring of 2012.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements, application process and the award itself, please visit the URSA Web page . For more information about the URSA program, contact Dr. Danielle Jacobs, assistant Professor of Chemistry and chair of the selection committee, at 609-895-5667 or djacobs@rider.edu.

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2010-2011 Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards recipients