Student-initiated research fellowships envision research projects supervised by faculty members, but proposed by students.
A student wishing to pursue a self-inspired research 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.
The student and faculty member will then collaborate on an application for funding, found below.
Notes and Restrictions
Human and Animal Subjects
- Graduating seniors are not eligible for student-initiated fellowships.
- Halfway through the project, the student must submit a 500-word update to the director of undergraduate research.
- At the project's conclusion, students must submit an abstract highlighting the project's accomplishments, written for a non-specialist.
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 research projects supervised by faculty mentors but proposed by students. This research does not need to be related to the faculty member’s research, 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:
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.