Application for Student Research Assistantships - Summer 2013
Many science faculty members plan to have research positions available this summer. Most projects are supported by GSRP (Gonzaga Science Research Program), while others are supported by external grants, such as HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Research Corp, NSF, or other granting agencies. Students who are awarded summer research assistantships are eligible to be paid, or they may do research for up to six upper division credits. This single application is used for all projects.
Descriptions of Gonzaga faculty research projects can be found at: http://www.gonzaga.edu/undergradresearch, and click on "Gonzaga Faculty Research Interests". It is strongly recommended that you talk to each faculty member with whom you would like to work. Make an appointment to see the faculty member, or stop by during office hours, to introduce yourself and ask about research opportunities for the summer. Be aware that some faculty members may not accept summer research students even though their projects are included among the descriptions. A faculty member typically gives first consideration to those students who have named that faculty member on their applications. Therefore, it is generally to your advantage to list several faculty members.
New programs for 2013
Do summer research off-campus! Students will receive an hourly salary, in addition to a housing allowance and travel assistance, to live and work at a large research university. Students who are interested in applying for this opportunity should complete this on-line application, and then contact Christy Watson for more information, including which off-campus labs are currently accepting Gonzaga students.
Apply for the St. Francis Award. This award is specifically for a student who is pursuing a career is veterinary medicine. If you are interested in receiving the St. Francis Award, please check the box in section C of this application, and describe in the essay section your interests in veterinary medicine and any previous experience you have in this field.
Only Gonzaga students who will be returning as undergraduates in the fall semester are eligible for GSRP or HHMI support. [Projects supported by other external grants may have different rules.] The pay rate is expected to be $10.00 per hour. The maximum number of hours worked is 440 (11 full weeks). Work schedules are to be agreed upon with the supervising faculty researcher. Students are expected to present their research results at the Murdock Conference (usually in November) and at the GSRP Poster Session (usually in October).
Summer research awards are competitive. The awards committee will evaluate capacity for success in research (not simply GPA). Students of color, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and first generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. Students who currently have a HHMI URA must apply if they wish to be considered for summer support.
Applications are due by 5:00 pm on February 8, 2013.
it is recommended that you compose your answers is a word document, and then cut and paste into this form just prior to submission.
Incomplete forms will not be saved.
(Dr. Glass will acknowledge receipt of all applications. If you do not receive an acknowledgment, please contact him.)