ALTOONA, Pa. — Students have until Feb. 12 to submit for an Altoona Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASURF) and an Erickson Discovery Grant.
Both the ASURF and the Erickson Discovery Grants fund student-initiated projects in the arts, engineering, humanities, sciences and social sciences that provide experience in all facets of the research, scholarship or creative processes. This includes conceptualization of a question or focus, proposal writing, identification and implementation of methods, and communication of results, including reporting, exhibition or performance.
Projects should be primarily the student's own work, although the project may be related to the supervising faculty member's research or scholarly interests. It should not simply provide assistance to faculty work.
Awards are $3,500 for the summer, and grants may be used to cover living expenses and project costs such as supplies, materials, books, specialized software and travel for the purpose of data collection. Funds will be deposited to student accounts and, therefore, may have an impact on student aid or be applied to outstanding charges.