The purpose of the COPH Student Research Scholarship is to provide funding for degree-seeking COPH students to carry out research for their special project/thesis or dissertation, by defraying some of the costs associated with their research. The scholarship funds may be used to cover expenses that are reasonable and directly related to the student’s research (e.g. data collection, purchase of data sets, survey printing and mailing, on-line survey fees, any fees for using a copyrighted instrument, purchase of software packages, transcription, special laboratory supplies, small ‘incentive’ gifts to offer study participants). Funds may not be used for: salary; travel to professional meetings; or consulting fees.
There is a rolling deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year (no specific day/time.)
With this new monthly schedule for submitting applications, this will actually make it much easier for COPH students, as they can submit their applications when they are completely ready to initiate their research projects, and have already received an official letter of approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee or the Institutional Biosafety Committee. In essence, this monthly submission process allows for a simple, one step review process.
This award will provide a maximum of $1,000 for master’s level special projects/theses, and a maximum of $1,500 for doctoral dissertation research studies. Note: For students whose project will involve data collection (e.g. administration of a survey), please apply prior to collecting your data. For students whose research will involve secondary data analysis, please apply prior to conducting the data analysis.
The COPH Student Research Scholarship is administered as a competitive internal award within the COPH. Students’ proposals will be reviewed by COPH Research Committee members. Students applying for the COPH Student Research Scholarship are advised to prepare a well-written grant proposal, according to the guidelines in this web site and the downloadable application form.
Plan ahead! You must complete and be able to provide a copy of your certification with your application for:
Step 1: Students should download the application form for completion. Be sure to complete all sections and answer all questions within the application.
Step 2: Submission of the Application
Step 3: Lisa Sleek will forward the applications to COPH Research Committee members for review.
Step 4: Fund distribution
Each student will be notified via e-mail by Lisa Sleek regarding the committee’s decision to fund or not fund their SRS application. Applicants who receive notification of the Research Scholarship Award must provide written documentation that their IRB, Vertebrate, or Biohazard applications have been granted by the university, prior to receiving their actual monetary student research scholarship award. The research scholarship award will be deposited directly into the student’s account if they have e-deposit through the University. Otherwise, a check will be issued to the student at the address listed in Banner. If awardees are financial aid recipients, cash awards can only be distributed based upon their “unmet needs.” As the award is distributed through the University’s financial system, if there are any pending charges on an individual’s student account, the award will first be used to cover those charges, with any remaining funds distributed to the student as allowed by their unmet need
Students will be expected to submit:
Following is a checklist which the review committee will use in reviewing each application.