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Sanger Summer Research Program

Sanger Summer Research Program
Summer 2019 (pending availability of funding)

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. Graduates returning for an Honors Term are not eligible.

Program Dates

May 28 through July 19, 2019, pending availability of funding.

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. Students must make a full-time commitment to the program; they may not hold a campus job during the program.
  3. Students and faculty members are expected to 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

Successful student applicants will receive a stipend of $5,000 for an 8-week experience, must enroll in one unit of Special Project with their faculty member as the sponsor, and pay summer tuition for this course. Students must live on campus and contract with the college for room and board. The stipend has been calculated to cover these costs.

Successful faculty applicants will receive a stipend of $3,500. Faculty and student will 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 

Deadline: Date to be announced, by email to Yaffa Grossman (grossman@beloit.edu)

Application Materials

  1. Project title,
  2. Names of the faculty and student applicants,
  3. Description of proposed summer research project, written by the faculty member,
  4. Jointly developed model for collaborative work between the 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, written jointly by the student and faculty member,
  5. Proposed learning goals for student and a description of how the project fits into their overall educational trajectory, written by the student,
  6. 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, written by the faculty member,
  7. Plan for the development and submission of completed work to conference or publication, written by the faculty member,
  8. 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 on-campus 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.