LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH

Mondays - 12:10-1:10 pm

Spring 2021 Student Undergraduate Research Webinar Series

Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird, Assistant Provost for Research

  • Planning for Your Future: How to Get Started in Research/Creative Projects – February 15, 2021
  • Preparing a Research Proposal – March 22, 2021
  • Preparing a Virtual Poster – April 5, 2021
  • Learn about CUR and External Opportunities for Presentations and Publications – April 26, 2021

Register in advance for each meeting

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

Additional Sessions:

  • Preparing a Virtual Poster – Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 12:10-1:10PM                                                                                  Register in advance for this meeting
  • Preparing a Virtual Poster – Thursday, April 15, 2021, 3:25-4:25PM                                                                                     Register in advance for this 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

Accepting Applications for Summer 2021: Deadline March 31, 2021

Provost’s Student-Faculty Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research Award Application

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

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 a stipend, or, contribution to their scholarly research account.

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.

Academic Year 2020-2021                                                                       September 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021

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
  • have successfully completed introductory courses in the proposed project field
  • have a minimum 3.0 QPA (overall quality point average)
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 Assistantship Academic Year 2020-2021

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:

  • introducing research earlier in a student’s college years, since entering freshman will be eligible along with all other full-time undergraduate students;
  • helping to ensure greater inclusion and diversity among student researchers; and,
  • providing an opportunity for faculty to obtain assistantship support for 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 Assistantship positions by visiting careers.pace.edu.

Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for Virtual Undergraduate Presentations 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, 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. The presentation must be for scholarly research or artistic projects, the student must be an active presenter at the conference and listed in the conference program.

Conference Travel Fund Application Form

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

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