ASSURE Call for Proposals

Proposals requesting support for undergraduate scholarship, creative, and research activities conducted with faculty mentors will be accepted on the following dates: 

  • Fall Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Spring Submission Deadline: TBD

Proposals must be submitted via the ASSURE website. Please do not e-mail proposal applications. The deadline for submitting proposals for Spring 2020 has passed. Please visit the site in Fall 2020 to submit a proposal for consideration during the Fall 2020 competition.

The full call for proposals follows below.

Please direct questions or concerns to Lisa Davis, lisa.davis@ua.edu, Chair of ASSURE.

Eligibility

Any undergraduate student declared as a major within the College of Arts & Sciences and enrolled as a current full-time student. Students must have an A&S faculty mentor that will collaborate with the student or will serve as an advisor as part of the proposed work. Faculty serving on the UCRA committee will be ineligible to serve as the primary faculty advisor for a student applying to this proposal call. The Academy encourages proposal submissions by all academic departments within the College of Arts & Sciences.

Funding will be considered for any project-related need, with the exception of faculty or student salary, that will meet the goal of enhancing and stimulating undergraduate student creative or research activities in the College and University (i.e. travel, equipment, supplies, exhibition/presentation, conferences/meetings, etc.).

Funding requests up to $1000 will be considered, but requests should be reasonable. It is anticipated that funding from the College Academy will enable applicants to achieve an advanced level of excellence in the proposed activity, provide a venue to showcase their work/outcomes and enhance visibility and recognition of the outstanding undergraduate activities taking place in the College, University, and beyond.

Minimum Expectations of Awardees

 Funded applications may commence immediately or the start date may be delayed for up to one year. It is anticipated that the proposed work will be completed in a period not to exceed twelve months; however, in certain circumstances extensions of six months may be granted for the expenditure of the original award.

  • Student awardees will be expected to present the findings of their research at UA’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference; see the following for more information about the conference: http://ovpred.ua.edu/urca/. In addition to this venue, the Academy highly encourages students to present the results of their creative activity or research project at other, discipline-specific conferences and meetings, and if possible, to publish the findings of their efforts with their faculty mentors.
  • Faculty mentors of awardees will be expected to answer an online questionnaire reporting the outcomes of the project, including the professional mentoring received by the student participant.