Kerrigan Research Minigrants Program
Details for the 2017-18 program
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted from faculty on February 1 2018. Late applications will not be considered. Projects run from February 1st to June 30th.
Proposal Guidelines: All applications must include a one or two page description of the project. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The project description should include:
- Names of the mentor and the student (if the student is already selected)
- The title of the project
- A description and the purpose(s) of the project (i.e. the questions/issues to be addressed by the project)
- A timetable for completing the work entailed in the project
Eligibility and Requirements:
- KRMP grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate and graduate student research. Students must be enrolled through Spring 2018. Students graduating in December 2017 are not eligible.
- Full-time UNO undergraduate and graduate students. Students must commit to major in math.
- All students must work with a faculty mentor. The student's faculty mentor must commit to supporting and advising the applicant throughout the research project.
- Each student must submit a final report no later than June 30th containing results of what was accomplished, and a list of papers and/or publications that directly or indirectly result from the grant; otherwise the student will receive no funding.
- Incomplete projects will receive no funding. The mentor is responsible for the completion of the project.
- A student cannot participate on more than one project per year.
- A student cannot participate on more than three projects during their time at UNO.
- Project's will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until February 1st. Only 10 projects will be funded.
- Each faculty mentor may propose up to two projects per year, however only the first will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The second will be held until February 1st and accepted on that date if there is funding still available.
- Students must be recruited by February 1st. No student will be accepted to a project after this deadline and all unclaimed proposals will be removed on that date.
- In order to be eligible for a Kerrigan minigrant the student must be registered for at least 6 hours if an undergraduate, and 3 hours if a graduate student.
- The minigrant cannot be work that is also counting for an independent study, thesis, or masters project. However, the minigrant may be used to develop an initial idea that will later be developed into a thesis.
- After the completion of this project, students are strongly encouraged to apply for other funded research (e.g., GRACA or FUSE grants). KRMP may be used to fund some rejected GRACA and FUSE proposals ($1000 awards for rejected FUSE project and $1500 awards for rejected GRACA project will be considered). The student research committee will review the proposals for acceptance.
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