The EURO Program will support Micro-Projects only in the Fall 2020 semester.
The Early Undergraduate Research Opportunity (EURO) program provides Buffalo State students with an early undergraduate research/scholarly/creative experience by working as an assistant. Recruited students would support more advanced students (undergraduate and/or graduate) or the faculty member's research/scholarly/creative activities.
The EURO program strives to broaden participation and support the college's efforts to engage early-career students and increase retention, especially of those who have demonstrated strong performance in their coursework at Buffalo State. Proposals that strongly align with these goals are encouraged and will be more competitive for available funding.
Students are eligible to receive a stipend of $500 for participation in research, scholarly, or creative activity conducted by a faculty mentor (up to $100 may be awarded for necessary supplies). Applications must be completed by faculty and identify a Micro-Project task (or set of tasks) to be performed by the student within a time frame of approximately five (5) weeks during the course of the semester. At the completion of the award period, EURO students are expected to submit an SRCC 2021 Abstract describing the goals of their Micro-Project, methodology used, and its contribution to the faculty mentor's larger study. All EURO awards are subject to prevailing campus Covid-19 guidelines and IRB restrictions. Digital projects are encouraged.
Proposals will be reviewed for completeness, quality of the experience for the student (based on their level of engagement with the project, other students (if applicable) and the faculty mentor), and faculty mentoring plan and prior experience mentoring undergraduates conducting research/scholarly/creative activities.
*If funding is available, faculty members will be able to recruit a second EURO student.
Note: The Second Year Undergraduate Research (SYUR) program is now a part of this program.
Awards up to $1,000 will be made to faculty members to support the development of new courses and/or revision of existing courses to include a substantial undergraduate research, scholarly, or creative component. The expected outcome is the submission of a course revision or new course proposal to the College Senate Curriculum Committee and teaching the course. This program is not intended to support minor revisions to courses that already include a research component. Lower-level and upper-level courses are eligible and courses targeting specific student audiences (e.g, early-career, nonmajors, pre-majors, majors) are acceptable. Courses intended to engage early-career students and increase the retention of first and second-year students are especially encouraged and should be designed to provide first- and second-year students with opportunities to learn about the research/scholarly/creative process and conduct course-based research.
Stipends will be provided to faculty members to support the modification or refinement of courses developed with funding from the Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum program. The course for which supplemental funding is being requested must have been taught a minimum of two times. The expected outcome from a Supplement is a revised course syllabus, clearer articulation of the undergraduate research/creative activity and/or materials provided to students to guide them in completing the research/creative component and teaching the course at least once in the next 2-3 semesters. Depending on the activities proposed and time involved in refining the course, the stipend amount of Supplements will range from $350-$500. Notification will be made within 1-2 weeks of submission.
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