Hooper Undergraduate Research Award
The intent of the Hooper Undergraduate
Research Award (HURA) is to encourage greater participation of undergraduate
students from all disciplines in research, scholarly, and creative activities
supervised by a faculty mentor.
- be a full-time undergraduate in good
standing both at the time of application and during the semester(s) in which
the project is funded
- be enrolled for both the fall and spring
semesters of the award year (no December graduates)
- The maximum award is $3,500.
- HURA recipients must register for at
least one hour of academic credit in
undergraduate research, independent study, field work, or another appropriate
course every semester that they receive HURA
funding, including summer session II, if applicable.
- Compensation for student personnel is
The 2013-2014 HURA application portfolios will be accepted beginning February 1, 2013.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 7:59 am, Friday, March 1, 2013.
Proposal Development Information Session for HURA Grants (optional)
If you’re interested in applying to the
HURA program, you are strongly encouraged—but not required—to attend a proposal
preparation information session.
- Monday, February 4, 3:00-4:00pm
- Wednesday, February 6, 4:00-5:00pm
- Thursday, February 7, 12:30-1:30pm
- Friday, February 8, 11:00am-noon
Location: Room 104, Peterson Hall (Bldg 22)
Program guidelines and application instructions
You should thoroughly review the
information found in the HURA Request for Proposals (RFP) and
understand all application requirements. (UPDATED: 2/4/13)
The student’s application portfolio, including the
faculty mentor recommendation, is submitted using a two-step email
- Student downloads 2013-14 application forms (see below) and saves these to his/hercomputer
- Student creates a single Word document that includes the Cover Sheet, project description/narrative, resume(s) timeline, and budget with justification.
- Student sends this completed Word document and a PDF of his/her current transcript to the faculty mentor.
- Faculty mentor reviews the application, completes the faculty mentor recommendation section of the Cover Sheet, and saves the document as a PDF.
- Faculty mentor forwards the application portfolio (the proposal PDF and the current unofficial transcript PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "HURA Application" in the subject line.
It is the responsibility of the
student applicant to send all materials to the faculty mentor in sufficient
time so that the mentor can complete their review and recommendation prior
to the deadline.
The 2013-14 application forms below should be downloaded and saved to your computer. The Timeline and Budget forms must be combined with the Cover Sheet, project description, and resume(s) into a single Word document for the mentor's review. The faculty mentor will then complete the recommendation section of the Cover Sheet and save the proposal as a PDF.
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