We are now accepting applications for Spring 2016 - Summer 2016 projects. Please click here to download the application.
Read all of the following information very careful as there have been many changes to CALUE undergraduate scholar project funding.
Thank you for your interest in undergraduate scholar project funding provided by the TTU Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE). CALUE Undergraduate scholar project funding assists with the costs associated with an undergraduate working on a faculty project or undertaking their own project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Beginning the 2015-2016 academic year, funding will be awarded based on a competitive review process. The overall structure of project funding, as well as important deadlines and requirements, have changed. Therefore, it is suggested that you review the information below very carefully.
To be eligible to receive funding, an undergraduate student must be participating in scholarly work that is meaningful to a faculty member's project or conducting their own original project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Funding will be allocated according to Texas Tech University and State of Texas regulations and is limited. Funding requests may be submitted from $50, up to a maximum of $1080. Project funding must be used to either pay students working on a faculty project or to purchase project supplies for the student's personal project, not both.
Depending on when the project will take place, applications should be submitted in accordance with the dates presented below.
Students will receive notification of their approval after the project funding request is reviewed by the undergraduate scholar project funding selection committee. Final approval of all committed funds will be left to the discretion of CALUE.
Prior to completing the form below, review the full list of guidelines, restrictions, and limitiations. Incomplete project funding applications or applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
Please submit your completed undergraduate scholar project funding application materials in electronic format, by emailing email@example.com
The application must ultimately be written and submitted by the undergraduate student whom the application references. However, the faculty mentor can, and should, be involved in the process to provide overall guidance, financial information, an indication of their endorsement of the application, and a letter of support.
NEW!!! No more than one project from the same lab will be funded during each funding period. Among projects approved by the review committee, only the top project from a single lab will be funded.
All application materials must be submitted in an electronic format (including the faculty letter of support). Attach all of the files to one email and send them to CALUE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, please include a letter of support from the faculty mentor on the project with the rest of your application.
Funded proposals may be posted (with personal identification information omitted) as a reference for applicants in following years.
A committee of Texas Tech University faculty and staff will review applications based on the following criteria:
1. What is the impact of the undergraduate student's contributions to the project?
2. What cognitive, intellectual, and/or experiential growth opportunities will the student gain from participation in the project?
For additional explanation, and to see the full review rubric, feel free to download the CALUE Undergraduate Scholar Project Funding Reviewer Evaluation Form.
A special thank you to Texas Tech Parent and Family Relations for their contribution toward undergraduate scholar project funding. Due to their support, five additional project funding awards will be granted.