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Shirley Joan Cook Undergraduate Research Fund

The Shirley Joan Cook Undergraduate Research Fund was established through the generosity of Shirley Joan Cook, a 1957 graduate of Central Washington College of Education, now Central Washington University.  The purpose of the fund is to promote excellence in undergraduate scientific research in botany and other areas under the supervision of CWU faculty in the Department of Biology. 

AWARD:

Up to $500 for supplies & equipment

APPLICATION DEADLINES: 

Feb. 1st

ELIGIBILITY:

• This award supports botanical research and other areas conducted by undergraduate students in the Department of Biology
• Supervised by CWU faculty in the Department of Biology
• Participation in the annual spring undergraduate research symposium (SOURCE)

APPLICATION:

1) A project description (1 page, double spaced, 12-pt font) to include the following sections:

--Project goals and objectives
--Clear statement of methodology/research design 
--Literature Cited or References (not included in 1-page limitation)

2) Budget
--An itemized and prioritized list of supplies and/or analyses in real, total costs
--If you are purchasing equipment, describe where it will reside once your work is complete (equipment purchased with grant funds belongs to the university, not to the grant recipient)
--For all expenses, provide the basis for the cost estimates (online catalog links are fine, vendor quotes, etc.)
--If your expenses total more than the amount you are requesting, please indicate other sources of funding received and/or requested for the project, or how you plan to cover those additional expenses

3) Endorsement statement from your Biology Faculty Mentor.  Please have your research advisor indicate their approval of your application through a signature on the cover page.

Cover Page Format:

Title:  The Shirley Joan Cook Undergraduate Research Fund

The Shirley Joan Cook Undergraduate Research Fund was established through the generosity of Shirley Joan Cook, who was a 1957 graduate of Central Washington College of Education, now Central Washington University.  The purpose of the fund is to promote excellence in undergraduate scientific research in botany and other areas by undergraduate students under supervision by CWU faculty in the Department of Biology.

Name:
Faculty Mentor:
Project Title:
Amount Requested:
Presenting at SOURCE during the _______ year
Biology Faculty Mentor Endorsement:
Comments:

 

Please submit the application materials to the Biology Department Office (Science 338) by 4:30PM on the deadline day.

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