All undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University who are continuing as undergraduates in Fall 2017 are eligible to apply for SOURCE summer funding. Award recipients must be registered for fall classes prior to beginning the summer project. Projects must be completed at CWRU, and/or be under the supervision of a CWRU faculty member. Eligible faculty mentors include our affiliates at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the VA Hospital, University Circle museums and other affiliated institutions. To this extent, students may apply for funding to support research and creative projects, including stipend, travel, and materials. In addition, SOURCE will accept applications from students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for formal volunteer internship programs to which students have applied (and may be waiting to hear).
Students who are awarded full research scholarships ($3,500) cannot enroll in more than one summer class per session for a maximum for 8 hours (4 credits per session) and cannot take any physics course. If students wish to take a physics course or enroll for more than 8 credit hours over the summer they must apply as a part time applicant. While students may apply for funding for different projects, students may not accept funding for 2 different projects (that is, for example, students may not be part of the ENGAGE program and receive SOURCE funding for a separate project). If you are accepted into more than one program, you must choose in which program you want to participate. Faculty mentors may (and are encouraged to) supplement SOURCE funding with supplies and/or stipend support.
Students must identify a mentor prior to completing the SOURCE summer application. The SOURCE office is available for assistance in identifying a faculty mentor. SOURCE recommends that students attend one of the many info sessions during the fall and spring semesters to assist in finding a research position on or off campus.
A completed application packet consists of the following:
1) The online SOURCE application (below). If you cannot see the form please log into your CWRU account (email). If you still cannot see the form please use another browser.
2) A brief proposal (approximately 3-4 pages) to include:
For Traditional Research or scholarly projects:
- Title Page - Your name, major, project title, mentor's name, and department only on this first page
- Following Pages - Goals and objectives, project description, methodology, time commitment required for the project, connection with your educational and career goals, and budget summary
- If your project involves human subjects or others that require IRB approval, you must include a section in your proposal about where you are in the IRB approval process.
For Proposals for Volunteer Internships and other programs specifically for humanities, arts, and social science students ONLY
- Title Page - Your name, major, mentor's name, and department
- Following Pages - Position Title (Example: Archivist for Museum of Natural History)
- Institution/Group (Example: Smithsonian)
- Internship Description
- Description of expected responsibilities (what will you do?)
- Connection with your education and career goals (what will you learn and how does this connect to your future?)
- Time commitment - full time, part-time, beginning date, expected end date
- Application submitted date
- Expected notification date
- Budget summary (may include: flight, housing, board, supplies, fees, stipend, etc.)
- Sample Proposals for all fields of study
3) Resume (this should be the last page of item #2)
4) Academic Transcript (unofficial printed or downloaded from SIS is acceptable)
- Please email the transcript as a separate attachment from your proposal and resume.
- Application Components 2 - 4 may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)
- Please email the proposal with resume and transcript as 2 attachments (Proposal & Resume = 1st Attachment; Transcript = 2nd Attachment).
- Please note "SOURCE SUMMER FUNDING APPLICATION - AHSS" on the subject line
- Applicants also may bring the above information to the SOURCE Office, Sears 451 by Friday, March 10, 2017, 5pm.
- Your Project Mentor may email the Faculty Support Form to email@example.com or bring the form to the Source Office, Sears Library 451, by the corresponding deadline below.
For all Arts, Humanities, Management, Nursing and Social Science project proposals, the online application (preferred) deadline is March 10, 2017 at 11:59PM. Students who must turn in a hard copy, the deadline is 5PM, Friday, March 10th in Sears Library 451. Anything submitted after these deadlines will not be accepted.
Applications will be reviewed to confirm that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria. The selection committee will evaluate application files and identify recipients based on the strength and educational value of the proposal, the do-ability of the project, and the overall support of the faculty sponsor.
SOURCE will inform students about funding status on or by April 8th.
The deadline for Summer 2017 Applications has passed.
SOURCE congratulates our Summer 2016 SOURCE, P-SURG, and SURES undergraduate research funding recipients!Examples of projects funded in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Summer 2016 Recipients