The Summer Scholarly Award Experience consists of a funded scholarly opportunity during the break between Years 1 and 2. Information about this award is announced prior to the Year 1 winter break. The intent of the summer scholarly award received through RISE is to assist with costs related to presenting and publishing the summer scholarly proposal.
The student must present a well-defined scholarly project proposal in order to be competitive for funding. Some student project proposals may be of an original design while others may stem from grants initiated by their mentors. Whereas most projects are of an individual effort, some may be group projects. Separate proposals must be submitted by each member of a group project. In all cases, either individual or group, the student must clarify their specific role in the project.
The student must be in good academic standing and progressing to the 2nd year to receive this award. The allocation of this award is based on a competitive application process emphasizing individual student scholarship, project feasibility and potential for longitudinal development and impact.
At the end of the summer scholarly award experience, the faculty mentor is expected to assist the student in preparing and/or finalizing an abstract based on the summer scholarly project.
Scholarly project proposals are to be submitted electronically and are reviewed by the RISE Project Review Committee. Projects submitted will be assessed based on the following evaluative criteria:
The student must present a well-defined scholarly project proposal in order to be considered for funding. Some student project proposals may be of an original design while others may stem from grants initiated by their mentors. Whereas most projects are of an individual effort, some may be group projects. Separate proposals must be submitted by each member of a group project. In all cases, either individual or group, the student must clarify their specific role in the project. A link to the application platform will be shared with students via email in January.The student is to write a narrative for their project that includes the following:
Letter(s) of support from the Project Mentor(s) is required.
Scholarly projects involving human subject research conducted outside of USF require IRB approval from both institutions.
When performing or presenting research outside of the US, medical students must comply with the rules and regulations as documented on the Medicine International website. Be sure to allow enough time and make sure you are aware of all required documentation prior to embarking.
Expectations for this summer program for both the students and mentors will be conveyed via email along with an assessment component for the mentor. It is assumed that the students will be working longer than the funded time on the project.
This is a Core medical student summer scholarly award experience with the intent of assisting with living expenses as well as costs related to presenting the summer project.
EXPECTATION OF FUNDING:
• 100% effort expected on the funded project
• Complete all bi-weekly reporting
• Meet with mentor on weekly basis
• Attend Biostatistics Workshops
• Complete an End of Summer Project Recap*
• Abstract based on summer scholarly project
• Presentation at Research Day 2020 (if applicable) - Can defer to Year 3 or 4 if data not ready
*END OF SUMMER PROJECT RECAP is a reflective commentary (1000-1500 words) about the funded summer work. It should include how far the student progressed in terms of summer expectations and what more will be done regarding the project looking forward. Pictures are most welcome.
Mentors are to:
Future expectations would be to assist the medical student with presentations for the Annual Student Symposium, USF Health Research Day, and local and national meetings.