Truman’s Office of Student Research sponsors $5000 TruScholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program projects each summer. The purpose of this grant is to promote intensive, faculty-student collaborative research to enhance student learning and promote a culture of research, scholarship, and creative activities at Truman. Projects supported by this program should exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a regional or national conference, public performance or a gallery exhibit.
The formal part of the 2019 TruScholars program will coincide with the eight-week Summer semester, June 3-July 26, 2019. During this time, students should devote full-time effort to their project and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration.
Students from all disciplines are invited to apply. To be eligible for funding, you must be an undergraduate, have completed your freshman year by the May preceding participation in the program, and plan to graduate no sooner than the Fall semester following program participation. You must be mentored by a Truman faculty member, be in good academic standing, and be registered for at least 12 credit hours during the Fall semester following participation in the program. Students and faculty-mentors must be able to complete all of the mandatory OSR Summer Program activities.
To apply for the TruScholars program, students should first identify a Truman faculty member who agrees to serve as the student’s research mentor, then work with the research mentor to prepare the application materials.
Required Program Elements
OSR Summer Program students and faculty-mentors are required to complete the following:
Attendance at the orientation: April 9, 3:30-5:00 pm, SUB Alumni Room
Attendance at two of three workshops, date and location TBD
- Applying to Graduate School
- Research Dissemination
- Presentation Preparation
Completion of pre-, midpoint, and post- program surveys and student-mentor discussions over results
Student presentation at Summer Research Symposium: August 24, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Important Application Dates
- February 5, 2019
TruScholars proposal writing workshop
- March 1, 2019
- March 22, 2019
Students notified of the success of their application
Important Program Dates
- June 3, 2019
OSR Summer Program begins
- July 26, 2019
OSR Summer Program ends
- August 24, 2019
Present at Summer Research Symposium