Stanoch Student Research Support Program
The Stanoch Student Research Support Program provides a stipend for an undergraduate student and a graduate student to engage in research during the summer. The summer is a critical period for students to make significant progress on their research or engage in parts of their research, extended travel for example, that might not be possible during the academic year due to other commitments.
Students who are political science majors, are in the summer term, and will be continuing in the following fall semester are eligible.
How to Apply
In addition to the completion of the Stanoch Student Research Support Program Application, the applicant will also be asked to submit a one-page letter explaining why the student is seeking this opportunity and describing the project he/she will be working on as well as a short description of the student s expected research tasks.
The Scholar will be selected on the student’s potential to be significantly engaged in the proposed project.
Award is intended for one undergraduate and one graduate student working on a Political Science research project during the summer term.
One undergraduate student will be awarded a stipend to work with a faculty mentor on a faculty research project. The recipient would learn what research is and how it is conducted within political science by working with a faculty member on that professor s research project. The student will develop research skills and learn the research process through significant hands-on participation in that process. The Scholar will be expected to work half time on the research project (about 20 hours per week across ten weeks). The Scholar will be required to send a summary of the research completed to the Stanoch Family and is encouraged to participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or a similar forum.
Conditions of Award
Recipient of the scholarship must be enrolled during the following academic year. Recipient should plan to attend the department award ceremony in April.