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Summer 2020 Updates

April 29th Update

SOURCE plans to communicate summer research funding decisions to students who revised their project proposals for remote work on Monday, May 4.

We will wait to communicate funding decisions to students whose projects cannot be completed remotely until we learn from the university when undergraduate researchers may return to campus.  

 

 

Mid-April update:

SOURCE emailed all SOURCE summer applicants and their mentors on April 1, "Action Required - SOURCE Summer Funding Plan B."  The emailed invited students to consider with their faculty mentors if and how their original projects could be accomplished remotely. The email also detailed a process for students to submit their revised project proposals.

At this time (mid-April), we do not know the status of on-campus summer undergraduate research.  The administration has indicated that they hope to have sufficient information by May 1 to make a decision regarding having undergraduate researchers on campus.  SOURCE wants to remain as flexible as possible.  If we can fund for an on-campus summer program, we will.  If we can fund only for remote projects, we will.  If we can fund for both, we will.  We will strive to communicate funding awards within a week of the university's decision about on-campus summer research.

If you have any questions, please contact source@case.edu.

   

SOURCE has Four Funded Summer Undergraduate Research Programs!

Only Case Western Reserve University students may apply to the SOURCE funded programs.

Eligible faculty mentors include our affiliates at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the VA Hospital, University Circle museums and other affiliated institutions.

Students must identify a faculty project mentor prior to completing any of the four SOURCE Summer programs.  The SOURCE office is available for assistance in identifying a faculty mentor and project.

Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Grant (PSURG)

CWRU undergraduates conducting research in the biological sciences, chemistry and social sciences (especially psychological sciences) may apply for PSURG funding.  PSURG, like formal summer programs across the country, has a designated 10 week period when students are required to be on campus and engaged in their projects.  Part-time projects are NOT considered for PSURG funding.   Summer 2020 dates are TBD.  PSURG awardees are expected to attend the 10-week Wednesday Lunch & Learn Seminar Series.  Online Application Deadline: February 15th at 11:59 PM.  Students who apply for PSURG are considered for SOURCE STEM.  Please do not apply to both programs.

Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

CWRU undergraduates conducting research related to STEM are eligible to apply for SOURCE-STEM funding.   Students participate in research for up to 10 weeks (maximum funding for 10 week experience: $3500). This program allows for reasonable and limited flexibility in the start and stop time of the project. That is, students who want to take off 1-2 weeks in June or July, may adjust their start and/or end time accordingly. Students may  propose  part-time projects.  Although the length of the program is flexible, awardees are expected to attend 8 lunch seminars (offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).  Online application deadline is February 15; 11:59 PM.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS)

CWRU undergraduates conducting research or participating in creative endeavors in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) are eligible to apply for SOURCE-AHSS summer funding.  The maximum funding for a 10 week experience is $3500. SOURCE-AHSS allows for flexibility in the start and stop time of the project. Students can propose part-time projects as well.  Although the length of the program is flexible, awardees who are in the Cleveland area are expected to attend 8 lunch seminars (offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). The online application deadline always is the Friday before spring break at 11:59 PM. 

Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy and Sustainability (SURES)

CWRU undergraduates from all majors are eligible to apply!   SOURCE SURES is a formal 10-week summer program, that is, it has a designated start and end date; participants are expected to be present on-campus during the entire 10-week period.  Part-time projects are considered though again, all participants must be present during the entire 10-week program.  The SURES 2020 program dates are TBD. SURES awardees are expected to attend the 10-week Thursday SURES Lunch & Learn Seminar Series.  The online application deadline always is the Friday before spring break at 11:59 PM. 

Travel Funding is Back!

The SOURCE Travel Fund will provide funding to students during the 2020-2021 academic year who are presenting their research through virtual conferences.   Travel awards are limited to registration fees and for no more than $250.00.