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Student-Faculty Summer Research

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Application is due March 16, 2022 for Summer 2022 awards.

Note that the deadline for Asher Funds (first 3 options) is March 9, 2022.

If one or more of your students' work meet the SRF requirements, you may also choose that option. Contact Michael Roberts for more information.

Faculty Member Application

For this part of the application a single document should be written that includes the following items:

1. Title and abstract:

Please provide a title for the project and an abstract of no more than 300 words. This will be placed on the Faculty Development website and should be appropriate for a general audience. If you have any pictures that would help explain the project, we would like to have those for use on the site as well.

2. Project description:

Please describe the project including objectives and procedures in a maximum of four double-spaced pages. You should also provide a brief description of your qualifications for the project and how the project fits into the context of your professional development.

If you are requesting funding for more than one student, please explain why and rank order the students in terms of importance for the completion of the project. If you have any supporting documents, you can upload those in the space provided below.

If this project involves in-person work on DePauw's campus or elsewhere please add a paragraph with a contingency plan should the ability to do in-person work change because of COVID-19.

3. Product:

Describe the specific product that will be submitted at the project's end. Final reports should be submitted by the first Thursday in September following the summer research.

4. Budget:

Provide a budget for expected project supplies/expenses. (The budget cannot be more than $500.)

5. Concurrent projects:

List all FDC, Dean's or external grants you currently hold for which you have not submitted a report and give the status of these project(s). If you hold current awards or are requesting funding for multiple projects, you should include a statement explaining the relationship between the projects.

Student Application

Faculty sponsor should review and upload the student's application.

6. Addition to the Application Guidelines (Effective September 2021)

Each faculty member applicant must demonstrate thoughtful effort to deepen their understanding of the complex problems around race and racism in at least one aspect of their professional work: pedagogy and teaching, creative or scholarly work, or service. We welcome intersectional approaches that examine race and racism in relationship to other forms of oppression.

CHOOSE ONE (A, B, C or D) of the options in the following document to meet this new requirement: Funding Application Process Additions (effective Fall 2021)


Please note that transcripts will be reviewed to make sure you are in good academic standing and have no incomplete grades in regular semester courses.


The project needs to fall within the time frame during which student summer housing is available. If not, special approval must be given in advance. University budget policy states that students may not be employed by DePauw in another position while working under the summer research program in a full-time capacity. Consult the Faculty Development website for specific information. Also students may not attend classes or be employed off campus by another employer if either of these activities interfere with the time required for the project.