Atlantic Coast Conference Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative
ANNOUNCEMENT: Undergraduate Mentored Research Opportunity
OVERVIEW:Wake Forest College has received a $12,500 grant from the Atlantic Coast Conference Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC) Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation. This program supports undergraduate research, artistic endeavors, and/or creative projects. These efforts may be conducted in the U.S. or abroad and may be individual, team-driven, or multi-university in scope.
CRITERIA: Applications will be judged according, but not limited to the following criteria: originality, creativity, innovation, experimentation, intellectual risk, and the role and commitment of the faculty mentor(s).
For the 2012-13 ACCIAC grant, three broad areas of focus for students to consider in their proposals are: (1) Designs or innovations that are sensitive to a sustainable environment; (2) Transitioning the fine arts into the public domain; (3) Creative art/science collaborations. These broad areas in no way exclude any other research or creative endeavors, themes, or subjects of exploration.
SCHEDULE FOR APPLICATIONS: All applications should be submitted to Dr. Anne Boyle, in a Microsoft Word document attached to an e-mail message and also copied in full into the message by 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2013. Awards will be announced in early February.
SCHEDULE FOR PROJECT COMPLETION: Those who receive awards will be expected to spend the remainder of the spring 2013 semester planning their projects with their faculty mentors and possibly with team members or collaborators at Wake Forest or on other ACC campuses. Project implementation will be done in the summer of 2012. An interim, preliminary report will be due by August 1, 2013. Final project reports will be submitted to Dr. Boyle within 30 days of project completion and in no case later than September 15, 2013. Students will present the results of their completed projects at the Undergraduate Research Day during the fall semester 2013.
BUDGET: Funding for research/creative activities may be requested for up to $5000 per student. Each application will contain a complete budget request including costs of research materials, travel, housing/room, meals, equipment purchase/rental, and other appropriate costs.
APPLICATION CONTENTS: The application must include each of the following: I. Overview of the project II. Mentor’s statement of commitment and role within the project III. Schedule of the project IV. Detailed description of the project, justification, and anticipated contribution to the field of inquiry, creativity, or innovation V. Plan and schedule for team-driven or multi-university involvement, if applicable VI. Anticipated outcomes/products VII. Detailed budget request
CONTACT: Please direct questions to Dr. Anne Boyle, Associate Dean for Student-Faculty Academic Initiatives. at extension 5400 or by email at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: 1) Students may not receive academic credit for projects undertaken with funds from an ACCIAC Fellowship. 2) Students who have applied for Wake Forest Research Fellowships or Richter Fellowships may also apply for an ACCIAC grant, with the understanding that funding from MORE than one of the sources is unlikely (except in the case of a project requiring significantly more funding).
Read about the Awards for Summer 2012