There are three parts to the URSCO URCA proposal. The table below includes an outline of details.
If you are submitting a Community Based Research Grant or Community Based URCA, the instructions are different.
All Proposals Must be Submitted by the Faculty Research Mentor*
|Submit your proposal||We are not currently accepting proposals.|
|1. Title page||Title of the project Faculty mentor’s name Student(s) name At the bottom of this page, the statement “This statement certifies that both the student(s) (INSERT NAME(s)) and faculty mentor(s) (INSERT NAME(s)) were involved in the development of this URSCO URCA proposal.|
|2. Three page project description||The actual project description can not exceed three pages in length. Standard 1 inch margins on the top, bottom, left and right sides. You must use the font “Calibri” (no smaller than 11 point).The project description should be written in jargon-free English, and include the following sections: Project goals (Background, hypothesis, objectives, significance, etc.)Methods the student will use to achieve goals Role of the faculty mentor Role of the student Benefits to the faculty mentor Benefits to the student Justification of the award amount|
|3. Literature Cited page||Limit references/literature cited to ONE page. This page should only contain a list of cited works.|
* If the mentor is a faculty member in a non-tenure line, a letter from that person’s supervisor is required to address how the completion of the project and mentoring of the student will continue if the mentor leaves UNCG prior to the completion of the project.
All non-consumable items purchased in support undergraduate research/creative inquiry become property of UNCG.
Review Frequently Asked Questions from the URCA page.
Soon after the proposal deadline, copies of requests are distributed a review committee comprised of faculty. Each member of the committee evaluates the proposals independently and assigns each a score. The committee then meets to discuss the proposals and decides which to support at at what level.
The primary criteria are the clarity of the proposal, benefits for the student and the faculty mentor, and potential impact.
The actual research/creative activity proposal will be judged only indirectly. The review process will have two stages. First, it will be determined whether or not the proposal is worth funding. Then, the committee will consider the requested amount and the justification for it and make a recommendation to either: 1) offer the award as requested, 2) offer the award with a smaller than requested amount, 3) do not offer the award.
A proposal can receive a maximum of 70 points (up to 10 points each for sections A – G).