TruScholar Research Application Deadline is Feb. 7

The Office of Student Research will once again offer intensive summer TruScholars undergraduate research experiences.

The purpose of the TruScholars program is to foster collaborative faculty-student research and creative activities to enhance undergraduate student learning. Projects supported by this program should exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a regional or national conference, public performance or a gallery showing.

The formal part of the 2016 TruScholars program will coincide with the eight-week summer semester, beginning June 6 and ending July 29. During this time, students should devote full-time effort to their projects and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration. If student-faculty teams would like to begin their research earlier than June 6 because of the nature of the research or enthusiasm for the project, they are encouraged to do whatever is best for the project, understanding that there will be intense effort during the eight-week session.

Application guidelines, important dates and frequently asked questions can be found on the OSR website at

To optimize the quality of the TruScholars experience, there will be a number of required elements including an orientation during the spring semester, attendance at two of three professional development workshops during the eight-week summer semester, and presentation at the TruScholars Research Symposium Aug. 20. Specific dates are given at the OSR website. Faculty will be asked to attend the orientation and research symposium as well as either lead or attend two of the three workshops.

This application does include a project description among other components and therefore students are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor as early as possible.

Questions beyond the TruScholars frequently asked questions should be addressed via email to

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