Important Dates

Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship Due October 6th, 2014

The ECSU Chapter of the AAUP announces a scholarship program for ECSU undergraduate students conducting independent or collaborative research projects. The Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship will be awarded to assist with the costs involved in completing one or more research or creative projects and/or presenting research at an academic conference. Successful applicants may receive up to $500 per application.

Applicants must write their own proposal, even if it is a collaborative project. Only one application per student will be reviewed per semester. It is the student’s responsibility to provide all requested information. Note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The application must include:
1. Application Form is available from .
2. Project proposal narrative:
a. Limited to four (4) typed pages using 12-point font, double-spaced, with 0.7 inch margins.
b. A clear set of goals/objectives for the project.
c. An appropriate and feasible methodology or plan for conducting the project, including a timeline.
d. Likelihood of significant outcome, such as publication, presentation at a conference, performance, or exhibition
e. Evidence of a well-focused and worthy project presented in relationship to the applicant’s field of study.
3. Proposed budget with documentation/justification.
4. Curriculum vitae (Resume).
5. Letter of recommendation from the supervising faculty member evaluating the feasibility of the project as proposed by the student.
6. One hard copy AND one electronic file of the complete proposal delivered by the deadline to:

Science Building 165
Email: (Note: Thoresen Application in subject line)
Applications for Fall 2014 are due October 6th.

Complete proposals will be evaluated by the ECSU-AAUP Executive Board. The proposal(s) deemed most-competitive by the Executive Board will be selected for funding. Incomplete applications will not be funded.

Upon completion of a funded project, a brief project report must be filed with the ECSU-AAUP office. This report must include documentation of how the scholarship funds were spent. Final Report Form is available from .

Dr. C. A. Carlson, Environmental Earth Science, 261 Science Bldg, (860) 465-5218,

Call for Submissions to My Windham Project August 15th to November 15th

What’s Windham to you? A river town? A railroad town? A college town? An arts town? Is it one yet? Can it become one? The My Windham project seeks to explore and answer their questions. My Windham project seeks submissions of art or creative artistic proposals from any artist in any discipline — painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film and video, animation, music, dance, poetry, spoken word, theatre and performance art.

Submit works or proposals of work to You may also contact Gelburd at or through the Visual Arts Department at (860) 465-0197.

Fulbright Fellowship Applications Due September 2014

Have you thought about what you will do after graduation?  Are you interested in doing research or teaching English in another country?  The Fulbright fellowship may be for you!

The Fulbright fellowship provides opportunities for high-achieving college seniors to apply for funding to spend a year in one of 150 countries around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn or improve foreign language skills, develop new knowledge, and gain a cultural experience that will impact the rest of your life.

Applications for Fulbright are due in September, so now is the time to learn about the program and decide if you’d like to apply.  Please contact Julia DeLapp  ( if you have questions.

COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference November 7-8th, 2014 Keene State College, New Hampshire.

The fifth annual COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on November 7-8th at Keene State College in New Hampshire. The forms for submissions are below. Forms should be completed and submitted in hard copy or electronically to me by no later than Monday, October 6th.

Each participating campus is invited to bring students to make up to five oral presentations. The oral presentations are limited to 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions and comments. One of the oral presentation submissions can be readings of creative writing.

 Five poster presentations, can also be submitted.  

One small group performance, Time limits on the small group performances will be set once we know how many campuses intend to participate, but think in terms of approximately 12-15 minutes per group.

Two works of art can also be submitted for exhibition.

We would like a broad representation of presentations from all disciplines. If more applications are received for a category (oral, poster, performance, exhibition), decisions regarding participation will be made by committee and preference will be given to new presenters (students who did not participate last year) .

There is no cost to the student or faculty for presentations. Costs for registration and travel will not impact travel grant limits by departments.  We hope that you will consider submitting your student’s work.

Artwork submission guidelines

Performance submission guidelines

Creative Writing submission guidelines

Presentation submission guidelines

Posters on the Hill Applications September 2 to November 5, 2014.

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories.  Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.

In the Spring of 2015 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 19th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill.  There will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

The Council on Undergraduate Research invites you to submit an abstract for the 19th Annual Posters on the Hill. Your research should represent one of CUR’s Divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). Abstract submissions should describe your research, scholarship, or creative activity and discuss its significance to society (i.e. what larger issues or problems were you trying address or understand?; how does your work relate to current policy issues?).

For details and application information, go to the Posters on the Hill website.

NCUR 2015  Eastern Washington University (April 16-18 2015) Abstract Submission Deadline is December 2, 2014.

The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.

The call for abstracts across disciplines will open September 8th. Details and application materials will be available from the NCUR website.


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