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Submission Deadline:  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 mentor.

We are happy to offer two fellowships for Summer 2014---(1) the Honors College Summer Research Fellowship (currently "un-named"), and (2) the George C. Sells Summer Research Fellowship. The Sells Summer Research Fellowship is 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.  All 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 awarded. 

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 (levyf@etsu.edu).  Please email Dr. Levy 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

OR 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  (phone 439-6926).

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  Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
The Honors College at
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70589
Johnson City, TN 37614-1708

Phone: 423.439.6926 or 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Foster Levy

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161 S. Dossett Drive
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