Student-initiated fellowships envision research or creative projects supervised by faculty members, but proposed by students.
A student wishing to pursue a self-inspired project should identify and consult with a Colgate faculty member to receive guidance and a commitment from the faculty member to serve as a formal adviser throughout the project. The project does not need to be related to the faculty member's own research or specific area of scholarly or artistic interest.
The student and faculty member will then collaborate on an application for funding, found below.
Notes and Restrictions
- Graduating seniors are not eligible for student-initiated fellowships.
- At the project's conclusion, students must submit an abstract highlighting the project's accomplishments, written for a non-specialist, to the Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research. This abstract will be included in the Directory of Summer Research.
Human and Animal Subjects
Research projects that will be using human or animal subjects are subject to review, rules, and guidelines from Colgate's Institutional Review Board
(human participants), and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
This type of funding envisions projects supervised by faculty mentors but proposed by students. Projects do not need to be related to the faculty member’s research or specific area of scholarly or artistic interest, but the faculty mentor must agree to supervise the student for the duration of the project. Students apply for funding in consultation with faculty mentors.
The student proposal is submitted to the faculty mentor’s division director
and must include:
Each proposal should be for a single project, and should include the title for that project.
Faculty will be accessing student transcripts through Degree Works as part of the evaluation process.
The timeline for this type of funding is listed in the table above
. Proposals should go to the faculty mentor’s division director
by the listed deadline. Division directors will collate proposals and circulate them to all chairs, allowing them at least a week to review department members’ and other proposals under consideration.
Questions regarding the summer fellowship application process and funding opportunities may be directed to: Karyn Belanger
, Director of Undergraduate Research email@example.com 315-228-7761