Summer 2018 Announcement


The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to fund research activities for A & S undergraduate students (freshman, sophomores and juniors) to pursue special intensive learning beyond the traditional classroom experience.  Such opportunities may include, but are not limited to, summer lab research, fieldwork, internships, and archival research.  Projects involving surveys and/or interviews require approval from the University’s Institutional Research Board.  Descriptions of some funded activities may be found on the college website at:

Recipients will receive $4,000 for any expenses incurred during their research.  At the completion of their research activities, participants are required to submit a 3-5 page report to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.  Students may receive only one “Beyond the Book” award; previous awardees are not eligible.  Recipients of this award may NOT receive any other summer support such as PRIME, Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities and Women, Honors Summer Research Program, or the Lois Pope Neuroscience Summer Scholarship, etc. Moreover, recipients are not permitted to register for courses or have a job during the research period.

To apply, Arts & Sciences students must submit an application (available online at, an unofficial copy of the student transcript (i.e. copy of the student’s degree program requirement), a 500-word description of the proposed project, an expense budget, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. 

Submit your application by Monday, January 29, 2018.  Hard copies will not be accepted.

Awards will be announced in Early March 2018.

ALL RESEARCH MUST BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN MAY 15, 2018 AND AUGUST 15, 2018At the end of the research project, recipients are required to submit a 3-5 page report to the Dean’s Office by September 10, 2018.


For additional information, please contact Rose Glemaud at 305-284-4021 or Dean’s Office, Ashe Building, Room 227

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