The SOURCE, located in 238 Bird Library, is offering all undergraduates students the opportunity to apply for an academic-year grant of $5,000 and pursue their creative and research ideas, under the guidance of a faculty member. The office, which awarded its first cohort of students in April, fosters and supports diverse undergraduate participation in faculty-guided scholarly research and creative inquiry. The fall deadline to apply for a SOURCE Academic Year Grant of $5,000 is Oct. 15, and the spring deadline is Feb. 27, 2020.
Information on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found on the SOURCE Funding Opportunities website. The office provides student research mentors to help guide students at any phase of the process and workshops and informational sessions, on such topics as “Getting Started on an Undergraduate Research or Creative Project”; “Crafting a Research Elevator Speech”; and “Writing an Effective Proposal.”
The office also helps coordinate applications for the Honors Program Awards ($5,000) and the Lender Center Student Fellowships. Information on those programs and how to apply can also be found on the SOURCE Funding Opportunities website. There’s also a new special award opportunity, the Spinoza Award, which supports students doing work at the intersection of philosophy and science. The Spinoza Award is made possible through the generosity of Syracuse University alumnus Dr. William Hrushesky ’69, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Photo caption: Ohemaa Dixon, an art photography student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was awarded funding from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement.