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Office of Research and Creative Activity



The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE) grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity.

Fall Deadline: October 14, 2014

Spring Deadline: February 17, 2015

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Application

FUSE Application Guidelines
FUSE Proposal Submission Form
FUSE FAQ Page

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Proposal Writing Resources

Proposals not meeting submission guidelines or poorly written proposals may be rejected without review. Applicants are advised to use available resources, such as the UNO Writing Center, to ensure that proposals meet the guidelines, are well written, and are properly edited.

Grant Writing suggestions from the Writing Center
FUSE Proposal Tips
Evaluation Form with Review Criteria

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Sample Grant Proposals

Proposals not meeting submission guidelines or poorly written proposals may be rejected without review. Applicants are advised to use available resources, such as the UNO Writing Center, to ensure that proposals meet the guidelines, are well written, and are properly edited.

All of these proposals are ones that have been submitted - and accepted - by former FUSE awardees. Proposals are organized into three categories: Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Click on the category to view the proposals.

Arts and Humanities

Art History: Futurist Immersion and Scholarly Contributions, Spring 2014, Natasha Bishop.

Art History: The Lost Murals, Fall 2013, Christa Pier.

English:The Implications of Existential Crisis in Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Fall 2014, Shawn Collins.

Foreign Language: Absurdity and Romance, Fall 2011, Sara Behrens.

Music: Building Well Rounded Student Musicians from Adolescence to Adulthood, Spring 2014, Kaitlin Thomas.

Music: Journey to the East - An Exploration of Chinese Dizi Music through the Western Flute, Spring 2013, Leanna Keith.

Theatre: Annual FAUST Production : Reviving the Castle of Perseverance , Fall 2012, Steve Hartman.

Women/Gender Studies: Probate Inventories: A Window into the Lives of Free African American Men and Women before the Civil War, Fall 2013, Sara White.

Natural Sciences

Architectural Engineering: Architectural Engineering Integration Characteristics of Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks Fall 2011, Andrew Reinke.

Bioinformatics: A Bioinformatics System for the Prediction of Genetic Events in Asian Carp Hybridization,Fall 2013, Julian Egger.

Bioinformatics: Determination of the Dissimilarity of a Highly Conserved Gene in a Hive of Apis mellifera (The Common Honey Bee), Spring 2013, Brandon Hulsebusch.

Biology: Abnormal Growth of Toxoplasma gondii in COPS7B Over-expressing Cell Lines, Spring 2013, Brittany Cavanagh.

Biology: Taxonomic classification of an endemic Bermudian fern, using molecular and morphological data ,Spring 2014, Dilys Houser.

Biology: The Effect of Mutagenic Conditions on Virtual Mammary Epithelial Cells ,Fall 2012, Laura Allen.

Biomechanics: Variability of Gait is dependent on direction of progression, Fall 2012, Dylan Goodman.

Biotechnology: Comparison of Virulent and Non-Viru lent CVB3 5' Non-Translated Region RNA , Fall 2012, Jerome Prusa.

Information Sciences: Automated Methods for Discovering Web Trackers, Fall 2013, Eric Edens.

Mathematics: Targeting signaling cascades for antiviral therapy: novel treatment options againstinfluenza, Fall 2012, Alex Madrahimov.

Neuroscience: Investigating Intra-Species Genetic Variation in the Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene of Marmoset Monkeys, Spring 2014, Benjamin Hochfelder.

Psychobiology: The Effect of Antalarmin Adminstration on Stress and Alloparental Care in the Mongolian Gerbil,Fall 2011, Kari Echtenkamp.


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Previous FUSE Awards

FUSE Awards - 2014
FUSE Awards - 2013
FUSE Awards - 2012
FUSE Awards - 2011

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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
Student Representative

Ex-officio Committee Members

Elizabeth White - Coordinator, Internal Research Resources

Suggestions

If you have any comments, concerns, or ideas for new directions you would like FUSE Advisory Committee to consider, please submit a note here.

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For more information contact us at unofuse@unomaha.edu.