LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH

Fall 2021 Student Undergraduate Research Webinar Series

Wednesday common hour – 12:00-1:00 PM                             Thursday common hour – 3:30-4:30 PM  

Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird, Assistant Provost for Research

  • How to Get Started in Research across Majors and Schools Thursday, September 23
  • Social Justice and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Wednesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 7
  • Preparing a Research Poster                                             Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14
  • Learn about CUR and Presentation/ Publication Opportunities Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18
  • How to apply for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REUs)                  Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9

Register in advance for Wednesday’s meeting.                              Register in advance for Thursday’s meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Webinar Series

Wednesday common hour – 12:00-1:00 PM                             Thursday common hour – 3:30-4:30 PM

Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird, Assistant Provost for Research

  • How to apply for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REUs)                  Wednesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 13 
  • How to Get Started in Research/Creative Projects     Wednesday, February 16 and Thursday, February 17
  • How to Prepare a Research Proposal                              Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10
  • Designing a Poster for Presentation                               Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14

Register in advance for each meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

FUNDING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Provost's Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Program: Academic Year and Summer

Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year are now closed.

Applications for the Provost’s Student-Faculty Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Program will open in early spring 2022.

The goal of this program is to support faculty-mentored undergraduate research across disciplines or artistic projects during the academic year and summer.

Designed for undergraduate students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, this program supports projects that have evolved from mentored coursework and research settings that would benefit from further, in-depth development.

Student awardees receive a stipend paid in installments. Faculty Mentors receive one payment per award cycle paid in installments to their scholarly research account.

All student awardees are expected:
  • to work part-time on their projects;
  • to participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month;
  • to descriptive reflections about the research/artistic experience
  • to submit a final research paper, or artistic project, and;
  • to present at Fall Showcase or Spring Research Day
Requirements:

For the 2021-2022 Academic Year, all student awardees are expected to:

  1. attend a program orientation
  2. meet all university research requirements such as Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for human participants in research projects
  3. work part-time on their projects
  4. participate in monthly research webinars
  5. participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month
  6. write four reflections about the research experience
  7. present at Student Research Day
  8. submit a research paper, or artistic project as the program concludes

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For Summer 2021, all student awardees are expected to:

  1. attend a program launch event in May
  2. work part-time on their projects throughout the summer
  3. participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month
  4. write reflections about the research experience
  5. submit a research paper, or creative/artistic project as the program concludes
  6. present at the Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase

For Summer 2021, students in consultation with their faculty mentors are encouraged to develop summer research and artistic projects that can: a) be conducted remotely; b) include both remote and on-site components; or c) for on-site research include an optional remote component. All research and creative work must be done in accordance with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research COVID-19 guidelines and requirements.

Summer 2021                                                                                              May 15, 2021 through August 31, 2021

All student awardees are expected:
  • to work part-time on their projects;
  • to participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month;
  • to descriptive reflections about the research/artistic experience
  • to submit a final research paper, or artistic project, and;
  • to present at Fall Showcase or Spring Research Day
Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be full-time undergraduate students at Pace University
  • be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in Fall 2021
  • successfully completed introductory courses in the proposed project field
  • meet a minimum 3.0 QPA (overall quality point average)              Any exception to academic eligibility requirements must be addressed in both the student application and faculty recommendation.
All student awardees are expected:
  • to work part-time on their projects;
  • to participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month;
  • to descriptive reflections about the research/artistic experience
  • to submit a final research paper, or artistic project, and;
  • to present at Fall Showcase or Spring Research Day
Review and Evaluation:

Faculty from across the schools and colleges review student submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality, organization, and clarity of the student-written proposal
  • Student role is specified in the faculty-mentored research or creative project
  • Mentoring commitment for a supportive learning environment
  • Student goals are relevant to research project
  • Contribution of the project to the student’s discipline or field of study
  • Feasibility of the project outcomes
Federal Work-Study Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program 2021-2022 Academic Year

Federal Work-Study funds are awarded to students in their financial aid packages. To involve more students in research, students can earn their work-study allocations through working in campus jobs that include research assistantships with faculty members.

Benefits include:

  • to involve more students in research
  • to introduce research earlier in a student’s college years, since entering freshman will be eligible along with all other full-time undergraduate students
  • to help to ensure greater inclusion and diversity among student researchers
  • to provide an opportunity for faculty members to obtain support for their research and enhance opportunities for student-faculty collaboration on academic projects

If a student has work-study dollars to earn, this initiative seeks to fulfill the intent of “work-study” by offering jobs directly related to research, field-related learning, and artistic/creative inquiry.

Learn about Federal Work-Study Undergraduate Research Assistantship positions by visiting careers.pace.edu

Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for Undergraduate Presentations 2021-2022

For the 2021-2022 Academic Year, both in-person and virtual conference fees for student presenters at external conferences are eligible for funding. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis subject to funding availability. The application for reimbursement must be submitted before the conference.

Conference Travel Fund Application Form

All student awardees are expected:
  • to work part-time on their projects;
  • to participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month;
  • to descriptive reflections about the research/artistic experience
  • to submit a final research paper, or artistic project, and;
  • to present at Fall Showcase or Spring Research Day
Applicant Eligibility:
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Presentation must be for scholarly research or an artistic project
  • Student must be an active presenter at conference
  • Student must be listed in the conference program
  • Student is eligible for one travel fund award per year
All student awardees are expected:
  • to work part-time on their projects;
  • to participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month;
  • to descriptive reflections about the research/artistic experience
  • to submit a final research paper, or artistic project, and;
  • to present at Fall Showcase or Spring Research Day
University travel guidelines for Academic Year 2021-2022

University-related domestic travel may resume, subject to the usual approvals and in accordance with CDC guidelines. Individuals must be fully vaccinated before they travel, and upon return they should participate in community testing upon return to campus.

University-related international travel remains suspended for Fall 2021. For guidelines relevant to personal international travel, please consult CDC Guidelines.

When traveling either domestically or internationally, it is suggested to keep a journal of travel locations should such information be needed for contact tracing. Another option is to enroll in the smartphone-based COVID contact tracing program of the state or locality visited.

School and College Undergraduate Funding Programs

There are a range of Pace opportunities that can support undergraduate student research and educational costs:

Pforzheimer Honors College
Students in the Honors College complete a thesis project and conduct advanced research. Honors College students can apply for a $1000 research stipend to support their projects conducted under the guidance of a Pace professor.

Dyson College Summer Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Initiative

This program will provide support for a student to engage in a       ten-week summer research project with a faculty mentor.

External Undergraduate Research Programs

National Science Foundation REUs

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the research areas funded by the National Science Foundation. These are paid 8-to-10-week programs designed to provide students with immersive research experiences.

As federally funded programs, undergraduate student must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Instead students must apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators. To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the current REUs organized by disciplinary fields that are accepting applications: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp

External Fellowships and Prestigious Awards

Prestigious Fellowships at Pace University provides support to students and alumni applying for nationally and internationally competitive fellowships and awards. Pace administers several prestigious fellowship and award programs that require Pace’s endorsement prior to submission. In addition, Pace assists students in applying for those awards that do not require Pace endorsement.

https://awardsandfellowships.pace.edu/

 

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