2012 TruScholars Program Applications Available

The Office of Student Research is offering the summer 2012 TruScholars program.

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 OSR will fund up to 25 TruScholar applications.

The formal part of the 2012 TruScholars program will coincide with the eight-week summer semester, beginning June 4 and ending July 27. During this time, students should devote full-time effort to their project and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration. Student-faculty teams can begin their research earlier than June 4 with the understanding that there will be intense effort during the eight-week session.

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 course session and a presentation at the final TruScholars Research Symposium taking place Aug. 25.

This application includes a project description among other components. Students are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor before the end of this semester. This will allow students to work on drafts of their application over the break.

Application guidelines, important dates and frequently asked questions can be found at the OSR website osr.truman.edu/truscholars. Questions beyond the TruScholars frequently asked questions should be addressed via email to osr@truman.edu.