Truman’s Office of Student Research sponsors TruScholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program projects each summer. Projects will be funded up to a maximum value of $5750, including a $3500 max student stipend and $1750 max mentor stipend. 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 2020 TruScholars program will coincide with the eight-week Summer semester, June 1-July 24, 2020. During this time, students should devote full-time effort to their project and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration.
January 27, 2020
Student Union Building Georgian Room B (2107)
The Office of Student Research is holding a TruScholars proposal writing workshop for students. Please bring writing materials (computer or pencil/paper) and your research project ideas. This workshop should be helpful for proposals at any stage of the writing process, so you do not have to have a proposal draft already started to attend.
Students from all disciplines are invited to apply and must be mentored by a Truman faculty member. To be eligible for funding, you must be a currently enrolled, full-time Truman undergraduate student in good academic standing. You must have completed your freshman year by the May preceding participation in the program, be registered for at least 12 credit hours during the Fall semester following participation in the program, and plan to graduate no sooner than the Fall semester following program participation. Students may not receive a TruScholars award during the same semester that they are funded through another program such as GIASR or McNair Internship. Students and faculty-mentors must complete all of the required 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*
TruScholars program orientation: May 6, 1:30-3:00 pm, Location TBD
Attendance at two of the four professional development events (faculty-mentor participation in panel discussions and research seminars is required):
Applying to Graduate School Workshop: June 10, 9:30-11:00 am
Faculty Research Seminar: June 17, 9:30-11:00 am
Research Dissemination and Presentation Workshop: July 1, 9:30-11:00 am
Faculty Research Seminar: July 8, 9:30-11:00 am
Student presentation at Summer Research Symposium: August 22, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Event dates and times are tentative and are subject to change
Important Application Dates
January 27, 2020: TruScholars proposal writing workshop
February 19, 2020: Application deadline*
March 2, 2020: Students notified of the success of their application
*Please note the date change from the original announcement
Important Program Dates
May 6, 2020: TruScholars program orientation
June 1, 2020: TruScholars program begins
July 24, 2020: TruScholars program ends
August 22, 2020: Present at Summer Research Symposium