Deadline to submit: Early March (exact date TBA)
Introduction. ATP Summer Research Grants provide funding for students under the guidance of a faculty mentor to conduct research and creative projects over a ten-week period during the summer. Both the students and faculty mentors receive stipends to support their efforts. In addition, funds are provided for supplies needed to complete the proposed projects.
Student Eligibility. ATP Summer Research Grants are open to all full- and part-time BSU undergraduates (six credit hours minimum in the current semester) who have completed a minimum of 12 credits at BSU and will be enrolled as an undergraduate at BSU through at least the fall semester. Applicants must be in good academic standing and must register for fall courses. Students graduating in May are not eligible. Students are eligible to receive only one ATP summer grant during their academic career and should discuss with their mentor the appropriate time to apply.
Mentor Eligibility. Only full-time, tenured or tenure-track BSU faculty members may mentor ATP summer students. In cases in which a project has more than one mentor, all mentors must be full-time, tenured or tenure-track BSU faculty.
Stipend. Students who are awarded an ATP Summer Grant will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the ten-week program and may apply for up to $500 to cover the cost of research-related expenses. Mentors will receive a $1,700 stipend for work associated with mentoring an ATP summer student (maximum faculty stipend is $5,100).
Application Procedure. Complete each section of the accompanying application as instructed. Students should identify a faculty mentor at least six weeks before the proposal deadline, as they are expected and strongly advised to consult with the mentor for guidance in preparing the research proposal and this application. However, please note that proposals written by the mentor will be denied funding.
Preparing a competitive ATP Summer Research Grant proposal involves a significant commitment of time for the student and mentor. Allow yourself several weeks to conduct background work, reading, meeting with your mentor, and writing the actual proposal.
Last Modified: May 16, 2013