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Provides funding to support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity . Who can apply? . Undergraduate students at UNO (and other NU programs who pay tuition through UNO). ID: 541744

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What is FUSE?

Provides funding to support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity


Who can apply?

Undergraduate students at UNO (and other NU programs who pay tuition through UNO)

Must be enrolled in Spring and Fall 2014

Cannot plan to graduate before December 2014

(Unless accepted into a

UNO Graduate Program

for Fall 2014)

Must have a faculty mentor


What funds are Available?

Up to $2,500 can be requested

$2,000 of that can be a student stipend.

All funds can be used for materials (materials purchased are property of UNO)

Funds must be spent/encumbered by February 28, 2015.


How can funds be useD?

Student stipend (up to $2,000)

Travel pertaining to research or activity

Project-related supplies


Funds Cannot be Used For:

Travel expenses to present the results at meetings

Meeting expenses

Publication charges

Salary/release time for faculty

Indirect costs

Hiring of student workers to assist on the project

Please note that any items/equipment bought by FUSE funds belong to the University


FUSE Application Process


1) Secure a faculty mentor

Mentor will assist in the development of proposal and oversight of project and FUSE budget

Mentor must read and approve submission of proposal

Faculty need not be tenured or tenure-track


Faculty Mentor Grant

Faculty mentors can receive a $500 FUSE Mentor Grant – up to $1,000 for mentoring multiple students

Funds may only be used for expenses associated with the mentor’s own research and creative activities. Funds may not be used for faculty salary/release time

, indirect costs or

other student/grad

worker salaries


2) Project Development

Select and work with your faculty mentor to design project.

Determine if IRB, IACUC or IBC compliance approval is required (for projects involving human or animal research subjects or hazardous materials)

Create budget

Develop a detailed timeline

Write a proposal – utilize the UNO Writing Center

Submit proposal


11:59 PM (CST) October 15, 2013)


Proposal content

Proposals must be student written and should include the following:

A. Project Description

B. References/Citations

Budget Justification

Letter of Mentor Support


A. Project Description

Project Description:

the product that will result, its impact/contribution to the field, and conceptual importance.


the activities to be undertaken and how these will result in project completion. Include/address any pitfalls.

Project Timeline

Student/ faculty mentor roles (student commitment of 200 hours)


Notes on Project Description

*2 page maximum, single spaced, 11pt font minimum


be written by student. Proposals will

be checked

for plagiarism. Please cite sources


*Previous FUSE students should provide the title of their previous project, results, and how the new proposal differs from the old.


B. References/Citations

Cite literature or other information referenced in the proposal

Use a citation format appropriate to your discipline


C. Budget Justification

Provide detailed accounting and justification of all anticipated expenditures

Remember, all supplies and other items purchased with FUSE funding belong to the University.


D. Letter of Mentor Support*

Written by your mentor

Must address the degree of collaboration (if any) between student and mentor.

If the project is part of the mentor’s research, the letter should explain how.


250 word maximum, single-spaced, 11pt font minimum


3) Proposal Review

Please ensure your proposal is reviewed and approved by Faculty Mentor prior to submission

Will review panelists from outside your department understand your proposal?

Proposals not meeting submission guidelines or poorly written proposals may be rejected without review.


4) Proposal Submission

Go to FUSE website and submit a single pdf labeled






Helpful Hints

Schedule appointment with

Writing Center

staff for assistance with writing your proposal

Determine compliance approval is required for project and begin work on compliance training as soon as possible.

The evaluation sheet that reviewers will use available online

More Information:





A note on Compliance

If your project includes one of the following:

- human subjects

- animal subjects

- hazardous materials

You may need to seek special approval from a board of ethics.


Compliance Resources

Our Sponsored Programs website:


IRB Education Series:



IRB Office Hours in EAB 203:



Review Process

Reviewed by UNO Faculty*

Adhering to UNO’s plagiarism; all proposals submitted will be screened for original work.

Final decision made by the FUSE Director and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity

*Evaluation sheet used available online



Awards to be announced March 10, 2014 at the 6


annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair


Reporting Requirements

Students with an award are required to participate in FUSE program activities.

Required to present results at the 2015 Student Research and Creative Activity Fair (date TBD)

Complete a mid-project and final report.


Please direct questions to unofuse@unomaha.edu


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