Complete applications are due April 8, 2013 (11:59 pm) and should be submitted electronically to Kate Knaul at firstname.lastname@example.org. The project advisor certification form may be submitted with your application or independently, but must also be submitted electronically by the deadline.
Please download and complete the application.
As you consider your project, please consider the following:
Project Topic: What are you proposing to explore in your project?
Describe how you became interested in the project topic (e.g., class, reading, service project). Provide an overview of the project, explaining the basic ideas, problems, or questions examined by the study. Use cited references to explain your current knowledge or understanding of the project topic. This requires some literature review of your topic; you should plan to use 5-7 resources that may come from popular media, pulled from syllabi, or found in academic journals.
Contribution: Why does carrying out this project matter?
Describe the intellectual significance of the proposed project and its value to your academic discipline, general audiences, or both. Explain how the project will complement, challenge, or expand your existing knowledge of the topic.
Work Plan & Methods: How will you carry out your project?
Provide a work plan describing what will be accomplished during the project period. The work plan should include a description of your relevant disciplinary method(s), a proposed timeline and corresponding tasks.
Competencies & Skills: What is your ability to carry out the project?
Describe where the study will be conducted and what materials or techniques will be used. Specify your level of competence in any language, digital technology, or scientific methods necessary to carry out the project
Contacts: Who is necessary for helping you carry out a successful project?
Provide a list of who your contacts are and how you have developed these relationships.
Arrangements: What arrangements have been made to carry out your project?
Specify the arrangements you have made and need to make for access to archives, collections, institutions or individuals that possess the necessary resources. If employing such research methods as extensive interviewing and the use of questionnaires, how will you locate your subjects? Describe how the culture and politics of the project location may impact your work.
Institutional Review Board: Are you proposing work with human subjects?
Explain your plans for obtaining IRB (institutional review board) approval. (More info on IRB: http://www.depauw.edu/offices/academic-affairs/human-participants-and-animal-use/). If not applicable, please indicate "N/A".
Final Product and Dissemination: What will be the end result of your project? When and how will you share it?
Describe the intended results of the project and your intended audience. Explain how the results will be disseminated and why these means are appropriate to the subject matter and audience. If the project has a website, provide the URL. Please also note when you plan to share your project? We strongly encourage sharing your work in public venues across campus and in the community.
Bibliography: What can help you carry out your project?
The bibliography should consist of primary and secondary sources that relate directly to the project and provide a knowledge base from which you can create and analyze your project. Sources may include citations from the “Project Topic” section above as well as other sources decided upon in consultation with your advisor and should be used in advance of carrying out your project as well as during your project. Include works that pertain to both the project’s substance and its theoretical or methodological approaches. The bibliography will be used to assess your knowledge and commitment to expanding your knowledge of the subject area.
What will be read on campus, in advance of carrying out the project?
What will be read while carrying out the project?
Project Budget: What are the costs to carry out your project, including transportation, housing, meals, project-related expenses?
QUESTIONS? Please direct any questions to Kate Knaul or come to walk-in hours to speak with advisors in the Center for Student Engagement.