New for academic year 2012-2013, the Hank Lacayo Institute Undergraduate Fellows Program requests Research Proposals.

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2012

Announcement of Awards: October, 2012

Focus: Faculty-directed research with talented undergraduate students to focus on community and/or workforce issues or problems. The researchers must address how her/his work fits one or more of the broad categories for the call.

The Henry L. "Hank" Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies (HLI) invites full-time faculty or students to submit proposals for funded Undergraduate Research Fellowships that address issues that affect our workforce or community. The HLI examines workforce and community issues through applied public policy research and creates opportunities for students and faculty to explore workforce & community issues through internships and fellowships. This academic year, the HLI will fund up to ten (10) undergraduate fellowships, up to $3,000 per year per student. The students must be engaged in research with a full-time faculty member (tenured or nontenured). The award will be paid to the student at the rate of $10 per hour or via a direct stipend for travel, research supplies/materials, etc.

Faculty members and student should fill out the application form together. No faculty member can request more than two students per project, and the monies must go to the student. All research must be completed by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2013. Additionally ,faculty members and students must present their research at the end of year Undergraduate Research Forum in early May. Any publications or presentations resulting from the research must acknowledge the HLI.

Applicants will be asked to attach an abstract explaining their research study along with student learning outcomes and a budget proposal not to exceed $3,000.

HLI Undergraduate Fellows Program Application