Office of Student Research to Support Summer Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

The Office of Student Research is launching an initiative to support interdisciplinary research teams over the summer of 2013 to serve as models for interdisciplinary undergraduate research and creative activities, and to foster a sense of community amongst Truman faculty, staff and students.

Two mentors, each from different departments, will collaborate on a research project during an eight-week equivalent period of time over the summer that involves and trains two undergraduates. Project proposals written by the faculty pair may be new or ongoing.

One mentor in the team should be a tenure-track or tenured Truman faculty member. The other mentor may be a Truman faculty or staff member of any rank or appointment. Students will be chosen by the mentors but must be current, full-time (during 2012-2013) Truman undergraduate students in good academic standing and plan to graduate no earlier than December 2013. Projects will be funded up to the maximum value of $8,500 per team and should be carried out between May 20 and Aug. 15.

For complete details on Interdisciplinary Research Community Grants, visit The deadline for applications, which are to be written by the two mentors, will be Feb. 15.