Spring 2015 URSCA Program Grants Call for Proposals
The Center for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) announces the Spring 2015 Call for Proposals for URSCA Program Grants. The Program Grants are funded through a Growth Agenda for Wisconsin grant for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the use of URSCA and supporting its integration across the curriculum at UW-Superior.
We hope you will consider applying.
- This call for proposals is for projects that increase student opportunities for mentored research and scholarly creative activity, or further the integration of URSCA in curriculum.
- Grants from $500 to a maximum of $6,000 are available.
- Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds for the 2015-15 fiscal year are exhausted.
- Grant recipients will have one year to complete the work for which funds have been awarded.
- Notification of funding decisions will be given within 30 days of receipt of the completed proposals.
What is Undergraduate Research?
Our campus has adopted the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR's) definition of undergraduate research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. The Arts and Humanities Division of CUR adds some more specifics to the definition:
Undergraduate research in the arts and humanities is student-driven, faculty-mentored inquiry, scholarly investigation, and/or creative activity. The undergraduate researcher's work may contribute to outcomes including, but not limited to, individual or collaborative analytical writing; oral presentation; small analytical products; works of visual art; compilations of scholarship; exhibits; musical compositions; plays; performance; public scholarship; and/or peer-reviewed publication. Whatever the research product, its value is generally weighed by standards specific to experts in the field, whether jurors, editors,or reviewers.
UW-Superior generally subscribes to the definitions offered by CUR. The phrase "undergraduate research, creative and scholarly activity" (URSCA) is used to provide more inclusive language.