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Fall 2001 Presidential Scholars Competition announced

October 15, 2001

The Presidential Research Scholars competition is open to undergraduate students in biology, chemistry, geology/geography, math/computer sciences, physics and psychology.

Applicants must identify a faculty member who agrees to serve as mentor/collaborator for the proposed research project. Student applications are limited to one per faculty/mentor.

Awards will be based on a competitive proposal prepared jointly by the applicant scholar and his or her faculty mentor.

Students may apply for awards at $3,000 or $1,500 levels. Interested students should contact faculty mentors now to start planning research projects. Students who need help in identifying a potential mentor may contact a member of the Presidential Research Scholars Steering Committee, which includes Dr. Katherine Gould, biology; Dr. Daniel Frederick, geology/geography; Dr. Todd Lafrenz, chemistry; Dr. David Menser, mathematics and computer science; Dr. Pei Xiong-Skiba, physics; Dr. Nanci Woods, psychology.

Proposal guidelines are available in the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs. The deadline for submission of proposals is Nov. 16, and awards will be announced no later than Dec. 3.

For additional information, call 7881 or email