To apply for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, students must submit an application, by Friday, September 28th, 2012
, describing their research/creative project. The application must also include an endorsement from the faculty mentor supervising the project.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the academic or creative merit of the student's research, or the level of research involvement in the faculty mentor's project. Acceptance to the program is also dependent upon the level of support from the faculty mentor, the student's overall progress, and available funding.
The application cover page asks for general information about you; please make sure that all information is accurate and complete. Click here
to download the 2012-13 Cover Page.
RESEARCH PROJECT STATEMENT
Please describe in no more than two double-spaced pages your research project. Your description should include an introduction providing information about what you hope to accomplish during the project period. Describe the problem and how you will go about conducting the research or approaching the creative project. Include a statement about your background preparation for this project. Are there specific courses you have taken which serve as preparation for your project? Are there other experiences in your background which support your research? Lastly, include a description of how you and your faculty mentor will be collaborating. This section should include how often you and your faculty mentor will meet.
RESUME OR CURRICULUM VITAE
Include your CV or a summary of your academic accomplishments, service, and leadership experience as a student at LMU.
LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT
The letter of endorsement from the faculty mentor should describe the educational significance of the project for the student, and how the project relates to the mentor's work. Faculty may submit this letter directly to the Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Please send your Cover Page, Research Project Statement and CV, by September 28th, 2012
, to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or you may send a hard copy to:
Dermot Ryan, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Research
c/o Casey Marsella
Academic Affairs, University Hall suite 4820