Collaborative Summer Scholarship Awards (CSSA) provide a unique opportunity that supports faculty-student engagement in a collaborative mentored scholarly endeavor for 5 weeks during the summer.
The award supports a team of two faculty-student pairs. Each faculty member must come from a different division of the College. For example, a faculty member and a student from Division III might collaborate with a faculty-student pair from Division V (e.g., Music and Computer Science or Art and Biology).
If awarded, the CSSA supports:
- A $2000 stipend to the undergraduate fellow.
- Summer housing on the WFU campus (if requested).
- Up to $500 in supplies, to be used on the scholarly project.
Important details to consider:
- Students applying for the CSSA must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Applications require the full consent of faculty mentors.
- Projects are co-mentored by Reynolda College faculty.
- The fellowship must span at least 5 consecutive weeks of the summer months.
- The fellowship is meant to provide an intensive scholarly experience for the student. Students who receive a CSSA may not take summer session classes, nor have additional employment during the summer months.
- Housing on campus during your research will follow the same schedule as Summer School. Funding will only cover the cost of your portion of a double occupancy room. If you choose to request a single occupancy room, you would be responsible for paying the difference.
- Applications are due January 30, 2018.
- Completion of the project requires the submission of an abstract and presentation of the scholarly work at Undergraduate Research Day, which is held in the fall semester on Parent’s Weekend.
- Applicants not awarded CSSA funding may then consider applying to the Richter, Wake Forest Research Fellowship, or Arts & Humanities Fellowship programs, as appropriate.
Please email the completed application (PDF format) to Dr. Tony Marsh, Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity (email@example.com) and contact him if you have any questions.
Application for Collaborative Summer Scholarship Award for Faculty-Student Teams
Application Deadline: January 30, 2018.
To be completed by the two collaborating faculty members. Responses may be in the form of a brief paragraph containing all of the requested information. Note that faculty members must come from different divisions of the College.
- Participants (Please describe the composition of the 4 person team, including names and divisions/departments of the faculty-student pairs, email addresses, current student GPA and major, expected graduation dates of the students and their status during summer 2018 (rising), request for housing for the students if necessary)
- Project Description (Please provide the description of the project summarizing the unique nature of the collaboration along with its rationale and significance, begin and end dates, weekly plan for the 5 week project, and expected outcomes for the faculty members and the students)
- Outcome (Describe what student researchers and faculty mentors will be able to accomplish by the end of this project.)
- Budget (Describe the proposed budget, i.e., use of the $2000 award for implementation)