New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences

How to Apply for NCUIRE Program

NCUIRE students need faculty mentors and are expected to find such mentors before submitting an application. Students can find mentors in many ways. Students might be asked to join a NCUIRE project from a professor or they might seek out faculty mentors on their own. To do so, students can talk with professors in their favorite class. Ask whether this faculty member wants to work with them on a NCUIRE project (point them to this website if they aren't aware of the program).  Students can also look at what other New College faculty are doing and approach them (information on faculty interests can be found in the New College faculty directory).

NCUIRE Research Assistant Application

NCUIRE Team Award Application

Please download the following PDF PDF iconncuire-rfa-for-spring-2018.pdf to obtain the complete Request for Applications.

NCUIRE Application Criteria

For NCUIRE Research Assistantship and NCUIRE Team applications, we will consider the following criteria.
Response ( 1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree):

Item          
Descriptions of activities the Research Assistant/each Team member will perform
are complete and readily comprehensible by readers outside of the discipline.
1 2 3 4 5
Activities the Research Assistant/Team member will perform are appropriate toher/his level of prior experience in research and/or relevant coursework.(NCUIRE Research Assistantships and Team awards are intended to support students with very little to no prior research experience.)  1 2 3 4 5
Activities the Research Assistant/Team members will perform can be
accomplished during the timeframe in which funding is requested.
1 2 3 4 5
The Research Assistant’s/Team member’s research skills will be developed through mentoring by the faculty mentor and/or other student researchers. 1 2 3 4 5
The student applicant(s) has/have clearly articulated why s/he wishes to
engage in NCUIRE and participate in the proposed work.
1 2 3 4 5
This application is unique and tailored to the student's particular interests, background, goals and aspirations. 1 2 3 4 5

 

For NCUIRE Research Scholarship/Fellowship applications, we will consider the following criteria.
Response ( 1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree):

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A clear description of the research problem/question and/or the creative goal to be addressed is provided and is readily comprehensible by readers outside of the discipline.

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A lucid overview of the methodologies to be employed is presented.

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The student will receive professional benefits from participating in the
activities described in this proposal.

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The project appears feasible.

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The timeline is reasonable, adequately detailed, and demonstrates that
the outcomes of the project will be realized.

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Meaningful outcomes and/or products (e.g., publications, presentations
at regional/national meetings, etc.) will result from this work.

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Funds requested for supplies are well-justified and required for the work
described in the proposal

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The proposal appears to have been crafted jointly by the student and faculty
collaborator (for NCUIRE Scholars) or primarily by the student (NCUIRE Fellows).

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5

The proposal appears to have been crafted jointly by the student and faculty
collaborator (for NCUIRE Scholars) or primarily by the student (NCUIRE Fellows).

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5

The application is unique and tailored to the student's particular interests, background, goals and aspirations.

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