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 activitySlide3
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 mentorSlide4
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.Slide5
How can funds be useD?
Student stipend (up to $2,000)
Travel pertaining to research or activity
Funds Cannot be Used For:
Travel expenses to present the results at meetings
Salary/release time for faculty
Hiring of student workers to assist on the project
Please note that any items/equipment bought by FUSE funds belong to the UniversitySlide7
FUSE Application ProcessSlide8
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-trackSlide9
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
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)
Develop a detailed timeline
Write a proposal – utilize the UNO Writing Center
11:59 PM (CST) October 15, 2013)Slide11
Proposals must be student written and should include the following:
A. Project Description
Letter of Mentor SupportSlide12
A. 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.
Student/ faculty mentor roles (student commitment of 200 hours)Slide13
Notes on Project Description
*2 page maximum, single spaced, 11pt font minimum
be written by student. Proposals will
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.Slide14
Cite literature or other information referenced in the proposal
Use a citation format appropriate to your disciplineSlide15
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.Slide16
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 minimumSlide17
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.Slide18
4) Proposal Submission
Go to FUSE website and submit a single pdf labeled
Schedule appointment with
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
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.Slide21
Our Sponsored Programs website:
IRB Education Series:
IRB Office Hours in EAB 203:
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 onlineSlide23
Awards to be announced March 10, 2014 at the 6
annual Student Research and Creative Activity FairSlide24
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.Slide25
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