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For winter break 2012, Carleton's Towsley Fund and Kolenkow Reitz Fund can support awards to science and math faculty for a limited number of students working on campus or in the field (in the case of Geology). The student stipend rate is $420/week for full-time work.
To apply for these awards,
fill out the online application below
. Carleton faculty in science and math departments and programs are eligible to apply for this funding (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Math, Psychology, Physics/Astronomy, Cognitive Science, and ENTS).
5pm Central Time on Oct. 15, 2012.
Joe Chihade (Chemistry). The Science and Math Steering Board will deliberate on these proposals and makes the awards in late October.
Student eligibility criteria:
All students with a demonstrated interest in science and math are eligible. Faculty receive the award and hire students of their choice.
What does the award fund?
Per student, a stipend of $420/week for up to 3 weeks.
Quality of educational/research experience for student
A Carleton faculty member who is regularly available (daily, weekly) for face-to-face student mentoring
Junior faculty members who are untenured and without other grant or department resources will receive special consideration
Status of additional support from outside funding or the department/program
Impact on faculty research
When requests exceed available funding, we may limit awards to one student per faculty member, as in recent years
ONLINE APPLICATION: Application Process:
Interested faculty should fill out the application form completely and submit before the due date.
Complete the following form and click on SUBMIT to confirm your registration.
Be sure to hit the SUBMIT button before leaving this page or your information will be lost.
We encourage you to compose your answers to the longer questions in a word processor and to cut and paste the resulting text into this form. This gives you access to conveniences like spell checking as well as the opportunity to save and reflect on your work before submitting.
Department or Program:
How many students are you requesting?
How many weeks will your students work during the break?
Provide a short (1 paragraph) description of your research project for students what they will learn. If you request more than one student, explain the value of an additional student to your research project. [It is highly unlikely that you will receive funding for more than one student from this award.]
How does this award fit into your plans for current and future externally funded grants? Please list any current grants and any applications you plan to submit in the next year.
Give a brief description of the impact of not getting funding. Describe any other sources of funding you may have and which departmental, program, or external grants (if any) might help support your research students if you do not receive funds.
What is the impact of not getting this money on the long-term availability of student research positions in your group?
Will you be regularly available for face-to-face mentoring of students on campus or in the field, typically on a daily and weekly basis? If not, please explain.
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