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Provost & Dyson Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Virtual Presentations

The university community is invited to attend the inaugural fall series of virtual research presentations by Summer 2022 Provost and Dyson Undergraduate Research Awardees.

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Common hour – 12:10-1:10 PM                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird, Assistant Provost for Research

  • Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Monday, October 31, 2022

Register in advance for these meetings.                                                                                                                                               After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fall 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Webinar Series

Wednesday common hour – 12:10-1:10 PM                             Thursday common hour – 3:25-4:25 PM

Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird, Assistant Provost for Research

  • How to Get Started in Research across Majors and Schools  Thursday, September 29
  • Social Justice and the Institutional Review Board (IRB)     Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6
  • Learn about CUR and the World Congress on Undergraduate Research – Apply to Present!                                              Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13
  • Preparing a Research Poster                                             Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17
  • How to apply for a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REUs)                            Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15

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.

FUNDING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Provost's Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research/Creative Inquiry Awards: Academic Year and Summer

The next call for summer applications will appear in early spring 2023; the call for academic year applications will appear in late spring 2023.

The goal of this university-wide grant program is to support independent, faculty-mentored undergraduate research or artistic projects that are not fulfilling course or degree requirements during the Academic year and the summer.

Designed for undergraduate students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, this program supports research and artistic projects that have evolved from coursework and research/artistic settings and will benefit from further in-depth development through sustained student work and faculty mentoring. 

Student awardees and Faculty Mentors receive a stipend paid in installments. Faculty may sponsor a second student or student group project but due to funding limitations, faculty are eligible for only one stipend per award cycle.

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
Proposal Guidelines

Student applicants, in consultation with their faculty mentors, are encouraged to develop research and artistic projects that can be conducted in person and have the option to support remote and online learning. Projects requiring research involving human subjects must submit the research proposal for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review. 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.

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 2022
  • have 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
Requirements

For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, student award recipients are expected to:

  1. attend a program orientation
  2. meet all university research requirements such as Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for research involving human subjects
  3. verify that the grant award will support an independent research or artistic project that is outside assigned coursework, and is not fulfilling an academic requirement such as the senior capstone or Honors College thesis
  4. work part-time on their research or artistic projects
  5. participate in monthly research webinars
  6. participate in regular check-ins with their faculty mentor no less than twice a month
  7. write four reflections about the research experience
  8. blog about their research on the program’s Classes site
  9. present the final project at the Spring Undergraduate Research/Creative Inquiry Days
  10. submit a research paper or artistic project as the program concludes

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For Summer 2022, student award recipients are expected to:

  1. attend a program orientation, mid-summer check-in, and concluding meeting
  2. work part-time on the research or artistic project 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/creative inquiry experience
  5. submit the research paper or artistic project as the program concludes
  6. present the final project at the Spring Undergraduate Research/Creative Inquiry Days

Summer 2022                                                                                              May 15, 2022 through August 31, 2022

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
  • Potential for external presentation and/or publication
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program 2022-2023 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 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program positions by visiting careers.pace.edu

Student Conferences

Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for Undergraduate Presentations 2022-2023

For the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023

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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