Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE)
Grants of up to $4,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates.
Eligibility is restricted to those UNO undergraduate students (and students from other NU programs) who pay their tuition through UNO.
The FUSE Application Process
Students are expected to write their own FUSE proposals with input from their faculty mentor. Proposals must describe:
- The scholarly project
- The product of the proposed work
- Its contribution to the field or conceptual importance
Proposals must include a detailed timeline for the project, with a student commitment to a minimum of 200 hours to their project (e.g., 20 hours per week for 10 weeks).
Proposals must cite literature or other information referenced in the proposal. Proposals must clearly explain the roles of the student and the faculty mentor in the project. Please follow the FUSE Application Guidelines to ensure your proposal will not be rejected before it is reviewed.
Once your proposal is ready for submission, complete the proposal submission form.
FUSE Speaker Series
The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) Speaker Series provides an opportunity for UNO students with FUSE grants to interact with those who are pursuing a successful career in research and creative activity. It encourages students to think about "next steps" and provides a forum for them to discuss potential issues as well as strategies for success.
Faculty is invited to submit names of potential speakers. Nominations of UNO alum speakers are encouraged but any distinguished speaker will be considered.
Please provide the potential speaker's contact information, resume and a brief, one page explanation of why you are nominating this individual. Any tentative plans for a possible visit are helpful. If any synergistic activities are planned (meeting with student groups, etc.) please explain these activities and how UNO students will benefit.
FUSE Leadership 2014-2015
Dr. Griff Elder, Director
Dr. Timi Barone, Interim Director
Dr. Jieru Bai
Dr. Xiaoyan Cheng
Prof. Scott Glasser
Dr. Patrice Proulx
Dr. Saundra Shillingstad, FUSE Chair
Dr. Robert Shuster
Dr. Jong-Hoon Youn
Ex-officio Committee Members
Elizabeth White - Coordinator, Internal Research Resources
Sample Grant Proposals
|Arts & Humanities||Art History||Futurist Immersion and Scholarly Contributions|
|Natural Sciences||Biology||Taxonomic classification of an endemic Bermudian fern, using molecular and morphological data|
|Social Sciences||Education||Effectiveness of Target language Acquisition Methodology When Used with Spanish Speaking Families with Deaf Children|