Deadline

March 28th at 5pm, CST

Notification of Award

April 11th
Up to 10 Awards. Individual award: $4,500 to Student; $500 to Mentor
 

Eligibility Criteria

1. Applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

2. Applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or above at the end of Fall 2015

3. Applicant must have completed at least one semester of faculty-mentored research

4. Applicant must not be registered for more than a total of 4 credits of coursework (in-class or on-line) at UAB or at any other institution during any part of the summer semester

5. Applicant must not have any part-time or full-time job, compensated or uncompensated, during the duration of the PSRP

6. Mentor award must be used for research supplies used for the PSRP project

7. The mentor must be a fulltime faculty member at UAB and be available during the summer

8. Finalists may be required to give a verbal presentation of their proposed research

9. Awardee must:

  • devote 30 hours/week for 12 weeks between May 1 and August 20, 2016
  • must conduct the research at UAB
  • present a poster at the UAB Summer EXPO [July 21]
  • acknowledge support of the PSRP in presentations and papers that emerge from the research
  • be willing to provide information for use in publicizing the PSRP
  • must not be receiving additional financial support for the PSRP research
  • must submit a final report by September 1 that includes mentor's use of mentor's $500
     
Materials to be submitted

A written statement of your educational and long-term plans for pursuing research and scholarship in graduate or professional school [Max: one page]

  1. PSRS Cover Sheet       
  2. A resume with educational background, honors and awards, all previous research experiences (with dates, mentors etc.), presentations, and publications [Max: 2 pages ]
  3. A written statement of your educational and long-term plans for pursuing research in the natural sciences [Max: one page]
  4. A Research Proposal that includes background information on the project and a concise, but well-defined research project plan (consult with your proposed mentor)[Max: Two pages. Maximum includes any diagrams and citations]
  5. A letter of support from your research mentor written specifically for the PSRS. [Sent directly to Dr. Mike Sloane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with PSRS on subject line]

Application Deadline

All materials must be received via email by Monday, March 28th at 5pm. Email to Dr. Mike Sloane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please put ‘PSRS’ and only PSRS in subject line.


 Applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered. 

Questions: Contact Dr. Mike Sloane, (205) 934-8733 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. Michelle Cook, (205) 975-1691 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..