CALL FOR PROPOSALS, Summer 2014
Thursday, 4 PM, March 27, 2014
The Honors College at ETSU is pleased to
again offer Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships for
undergraduate students pursuing major research projects as
part of their undergraduate education here at ETSU.
The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program is
designed to assist outstanding undergraduate students in
making major progress on a formal, organized research
project over the summer in collaboration with a faculty
We are happy to offer two
fellowships for Summer 2014---(1) the Honors College Summer Research Fellowship
and (2) the George C.
Sells Summer Research Fellowship. The
Sells Summer Research
funded through donations made in honor of the late George C.
Sells, graduate of Science Hill High School and long-time
Johnson City resident who was Chairman and CEO of General
Shale, Inc. and active in community service throughout his
life. This Fellowship is dedicated to him by his close
friends, Drs. Jack & Diane Nelson, who shared their first
scuba diving class and first ocean dive in the Bahamas with
George---an experience that changed all their lives forever.
Fellowship applications will be submitted to the Honors
College and should meet the following guidelines:
In each Fellowship, funds are provided as
a scholarship to the student and as a supplies/travel budget
for the research project (see below for details).
Students must enroll for at least one credit hour of
research or independent study in the appropriate summer
term(s). The Summer Fellowship is suited best for
rising SENIORS who plan to graduate the following year.
In exceptional instances, rising juniors may also be
considered. A student can receive the Fellowship only
once during their undergraduate career at ETSU. The maximum
award of $3,000 is comprised of $2,500 in scholarship funds
with the remainder of funding to support the research
project (supplies, equipment, travel, computer time or for
other related expenses). Note that the research
budget may be increased as long as the total award does not
exceed $3,000. The Fellowship will be awarded
typically in June.
Application for an Undergraduate Summer
Research Fellowship requires submission of the application form, including two
letters of recommendation; short CV of faculty mentor;
statement of intent from the student, description of proposed research; plan for presentation;
itemized budget; and detailed schedule of projected outcomes
for summer work. The application packet must be reviewed and
approved by the Chair of the appropriate department hosting
the project. Submission of the application represents the
student’s agreement for summer enrollment and submission of
a detailed report to The Honors College no later than
September 1 following the project if the Fellowship is
Please note that all application materials must
be submitted in paper (one copy)
and in electronic form (single .pdf
file of all materials; recommendation letters sent directly
by the reference person may be submitted separately) to the Director
of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Frosty Levy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
if questions or problems arise. The paper copy,
including the review and signature by the Chair of the
appropriate department, must also be submitted
by the deadline. Please
send the paper copy to:
Attn: Undergraduate Research
The Honors College
Campus Box 70589
hand-deliver to The Honors
College, Room 129, Yoakley Hall.
Proposals submitted will be evaluated by members of The
Honors College and selected specialists across campus.
Reviewers will consider quality of the student applicant,
quality of the project, feasibility of the schedule and
projected outcomes, and demonstrated ability of the faculty
mentor to conduct significant research in the proposed area.
If you have any questions or would
like more information, contact
Dr. Frosty Levy