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Sanger Summer Research Program

Sanger Summer Research Program
Summer 2018

The Sanger Summer Research Program focuses on collaboration between faculty and students on a sustained research project, with particular focus on moving that research toward public presentation and/or publication.

Participants

Faculty and advanced students (rising juniors and seniors). Graduated students are not eligible for the program.  (This includes students returning for an Honors Term.)

Program Dates

May 28 through July 20, 2018.

Expectations

  1. Student and faculty partners will develop a collaborative model in which the faculty member and student each plays a significant role in the advancement of an ongoing or new research project and in the dissemination of the new knowledge the project produces.
  2. We expect the program to be a full-time commitment for students.  Therefore, students may not hold any on campus job in addition to being a Sanger Scholar.
  3. Participating students and faculty members will be on campus for the full eight weeks of the program. If applicants plan to be away from Beloit during the program for longer than a week, the proposal should detail how they will contribute to the learning community,
  4. Faculty/Student teams will prepare for and attend weekly meetings with a research cluster that includes 1-3 other teams, as well as other meetings associated with the Sanger program, as scheduled.
  5. Students are required to present their work at the end of the program, to submit a polished draft of the research completed, and to participate in Spring Symposium. They receive a unit of academic credit for the successful completion of the project.
  6. Students and faculty will actively participate in the evaluation of the program and their participation in it.

Support

  1. Summer tuition, room, and board (lunch and dinner) for participating students
  2. $2700 stipend for participating students
  3. $3500 stipend for participating faculty
  4. $650 in research funds for each team project (to be spent and reimbursed by 9/1/18)
  5. Support for presentation and publication

Faculty and student have access to $650 in research funds for their project. Additional funding is available: $250 in faculty professional development funding for presentation at a regional or national conference of work related to the Sanger project or $1,000 in faculty development funds for acceptance of work in a peer-reviewed publication within two years of completing the Sanger program. Students may receive up to $500 for travel to a regional or national conference for presentation of work related to their Sanger project or $500 in bookstore credit for acceptance of their work in a peer-reviewed publication within two years of completing the Sanger program.   

Application Deadline 

New deadline: April 27 at 2PM by email to Yaffa Grossman (grossman@beloit.edu)

Application Materials

  1. Project title,
  2. Description of proposed summer research project,
  3. Jointly developed model for collaborative work between student and faculty member that includes the ways in which the student will play a significant role in the advancement of the research project and in the dissemination of the new knowledge,
  4. Proposed learning goals for student and a description of how the project fits into their overall educational trajectory,
  5. Proposed professional goals for faculty member, description of how the faculty member will foster the student’s goals, and connections between the proposed project and the faculty member’s previous scholarly work,
  6. Plan for the development and submission of completed work to conference or publication,
  7. C.V. or resume from faculty and student team members.

If applicants plan to be away from Beloit during the program for longer than a week, the proposal should detail how they will contribute to the learning community.

Contact

Please direct inquiries about the program to Yaffa Grossman, grossman@beloit.edu.


The Sanger Summer Research Program is made possible through the generous support of Jim and Marge Sanger.