Because Team Grants do not require faculty to select student team members at the time of application, these prompts ask faculty to
- Outline accessible projects
- Highlight intended learning outcomes
- Provide a statement to promote the opportunity
Context and Objectives
- 200 words maximum: Situate your project within other work in the field by providing a summary of the work done and discuss the theoretical traditions influencing your project. State the specific objectives/purpose of your project. Explain the project's relevance and who stands to benefit. Note what is original about your project and what contribution it makes to the field.
- Alternative Prompt for Creative/Performance Projects: Tell us the objectives, points of curiosity from which you're starting, hypothesis or question you're exploring and the guiding principles of the work. Discuss what theoretical, aesthetic, and/or creative traditions influence your project. Include what contributions you're making to the field. Discuss where and when the final project will be exhibited, displayed or performed. Include your own creative/performance history.
Methodology and Strategy
- 150 words maximum: Explain the method(s)/strategy used in this project, including a justification for your approach. Also justify off-site work and/or international travel if your project requires it. Note any experience, training and/or coursework required for students.
Mentoring Role and Philosophy
- 350 words maximum: Explain your role and, if applicable, that of the additional supervisor in the mentoring of students in this project. What learning outcomes should they expect? Will they have the opportunity to co-author or present this work? Note previous experience mentoring undergraduate researchers and summarize your mentoring approach/philosophy.
- Explain your project timeline (when activities will happen) from the start of the grant term to which you are applying, noting major phases to the end of the grant term.
- How many students do you anticipate supporting with this grant?
- 50 words maximum: Explain how you will work to make excellence inclusive in the recruitment and selection of undergraduate team members.
- Optional, 150 words maximum: Provide a brief statement promoting your Team Grant as a potential opportunity for undergraduates. UROP will include this statement (with relevant project and contact information) in campus communications leading up to the start of the grant term or until the team is complete.