Deadline for registration: April 8th, 2024

Time: 1pm to 5pm, May 2th, 2024
Location: Galleria in Jordan Hall of Science


 

Students who plan to present in groups - we only need 1 submission per group.

Make a copy of the abstract template. Your abstract must have a title and your name on it. 

Applications need to be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of the first day of travel. 

Application materials need to be submitted:

  • Abstract of your research presentation
  • Signed Domestic or International Wavier 
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Confirmation from Conference or Meeting stating your abstract has been accepted
  • Statement of purpose
  • Budget 

The Glynn Family Honors Program proudly supports a variety of undergraduate research initiatives. Students are eligible to receive up to $6,000 in different grants over the course of their study and up to $5,500 in summer educational or internship support. While priority is given to students working on thesis research, we encourage students to apply for grants that open up new opportunities or lead to externally-funded grants later.

Research Grants Available

  • Research and Travel Grant (up to $6,000)
  • Conferences and Professional Development Grants (up to $1,500)
  • Materials Grant (up to $1,500)

Internship and Summer Course Grants Available

  • Summer Language Immersion (up to $5,500)
  • Foreign Language Internships (up to $5,000)
  • Service and Cultural Internships (up to $4,500)

Application

Along with the completed application form, students must submit the following:

  • Research Proposal Narrative: a pdf of no more than 4 pages with the following sections: (1) Your previous research experiences, (2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance, and its relevance to future thesis plans), (3) Career Plans (explanation of how this research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term).
  • Summer Internship and Course Proposal Narrative: a pdf of no more than 2 pages with the following sections: (1) Description and motivation, (2) Background, (3) Future plans. More information here.
  • Conference Materials (for students presenting at conferences)
  • Advisor Approval Letter (available on Submittable application)
  • Budget (available on Submittable application)
  • IRB Approval (if necessary)
  • Waiver for domestic and/or international travel (available on Submittable application)

International Travel

  • At present, applications for international travel should be submitted 6-8 weeks prior to departure. If a student needs to depart sooner, please reach out to one of the Glynn directors or Dr. Snyder.
  • Students must register trips with ND International before funds will be dispersed.

Post-Grant Reporting

  • All grant recipients must complete a post-Grant Report and provide a thank you letter to the Glynn family for supporting their research.
  • Grant recipients are expected to take photos of their research experience and submit them along with the post-Grant Report. Guidelines for photos and the post-Grant Report will be sent along with the acceptance letter.

Due Dates

  • Research and Travel Grants for summer research: March 10
  • All other grants: rolling basis


The College of Science, with support from Glynn Family Honors, Galvin Scholars, Neuroscience & Behavior programs, and many benefactors and foundations, supports Notre Dame undergraduate science students to engage in summer research each year. 

Program Activities: 10-week full-time research should be conducted on a project mentored by College of Science (COS) faculty (or NSBH faculty from other colleges). Participants are expected to conduct a minimum of 40hr/wk of research and should not take on any other on-campus/off-campus job. Participants must provide a thank-you letter to donors and a summary of their research experience before the fall semester begins, and present their research at a scientific conference or symposium within one academic year.

Support:  $6000 stipend will be distributed to participants via the student employment system biweekly.  Up to $500 for supplies expenses could be requested by reimbursement. 

Guidelines: If accepted, you will not receive payment in full at the beginning of your summer research. It will be disbursed biweekly by direct deposit. Please plan accordingly. Your payment will be taxed. This position is not hourly. It is considered to be a stipend. You will get $6,000 divided up over the 10 weeks. It does not matter if you start before June 1 or end after August 15th. Student Employment deems summer positions to start on June 1 and end on August 15th. Your first check will be in the middle of June. Please plan accordingly. 

During the 10 weeks of COS SURF, you must fully commit to the research. You are not allowed to take another position during the 10 weeks.

Eligibility: 

• Current first-year, sophomores and juniors

• One of the College of Science major

• Taking a “research for credit” course with the same faculty mentor for at least one semester before the summer of research 

• Successful applicants are expected to continue working with their faculty mentor beyond the summer of funding

Application: The following needs to be submitted to Submittable:

A. Proposal narrative - a pdf with the following sections: 

(1) Previous research experiences including the one with the current mentor (1 page)

(2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance) (3 pages)

(3) Career Plans (explanation of how a summer research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term). (1page)

Format: single-spaced, 12pt font, all margins 1". 

B. A Letter of Support from the research mentor. 

C. Official Transcript 

Deadline: Application materials are due by March 10, each year for the following summer, including the letter of support.

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Research Director Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, by email or (574) 631-0883. The College of Science, with support from Glynn Family Honors, Galvin Scholars, Neuroscience & Behavior programs, and many benefactors and foundations, supports Notre Dame undergraduate science students to engage in summer research each year. 

Program Activities: 10-week full-time research should be conducted on a project mentored by College of Science (COS) faculty (or NSBH faculty from other colleges). Participants are expected to conduct a minimum of 40hr/wk of research and should not take on any other on-campus/off-campus job. Participants must provide a thank-you letter to donors and a summary of their research experience before the fall semester begins, and present their research at a scientific conference or symposium within one academic year.

Support: $6000 stipend will be distributed to participants via the student employment system biweekly. Up to $500 for supplies expenses could be requested by reimbursement. 

Guidelines: If accepted, you will not receive payment in full at the beginning of your summer research. It will be disbursed biweekly by direct deposit. Please plan accordingly. Your payment will be taxed. This position is not hourly. It is considered to be a stipend. You will receive $6,000 divided up over the 10 weeks. It does not matter if you start before June 1 or end after August 15th. Student Employment deems summer positions to start on June 1 and end on August 15th. Your first check will be in the middle of June. Please plan accordingly. 

During the 10 weeks of COS SURF, you must fully commit to the research. You are not allowed to take another position during the 10 weeks.

Eligibility: 

• Current first-year, sophomores and juniors

• One of the College of Science major

• Taking a “research for credit” course with the same faculty mentor for at least one semester before the summer of research 

• Successful applicants are expected to continue working with their faculty mentor beyond the summer of funding

Application: The following needs to be submitted to Submittable:

A. Proposal narrative - a pdf with the following sections: 

(1) Previous research experiences including the one with the current mentor (1 page)

(2) Research proposal (project background, description of proposed summer research and its significance) (3 pages)

(3) Career Plans (explanation of how a summer research experience fits into your career plans, both immediate and long-term). (1page)

Format: single-spaced, 12pt font, all margins 1". 

B. A Letter of Support from the research mentor. 

C. Official Transcript 

Deadline: Application materials are due by March 10, each year for the following summer, including the letter of support.

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Research Director Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, by email or (574) 631-0883. 

The College of Science Internal Grant Program is for the University of Notre Dame faculty only. If you are a student filling out this application, your application will be denied. 

Goals

In order to promote undergraduate research and create more opportunities for undergraduate students, the College of Science is initiating an internal program to provide faculty with seed funding (in the range of two to five thousand of dollars per year) for projects with significant undergraduate student involvement. These projects must provide undergraduate students with research opportunities not available elsewhere on campus, and should ideally be original research that could lead to publications.

Eligibility

All regular faculty in the College of Science are eligible to apply for this program. Priority will be given to faculty who have limited opportunities to apply for external funding.

Deadlines

The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Grant Period

Grants will be given for a maximum period of two-years starting from the time of the award. Renewal of the grant for another two-year period may be approved with satisfactory progress and/or growth of the project.

Proposal Format and Requirements:

Abstract (half-page maximum)

Project description (two-page maximum)

  • The objective of the project,
  • Background, previous work, and motivation as appropriate,
  • The project approach and methods,
  • The anticipated outcome and schedule for the project,
  • An explanation of how undergraduate students will be involved in the work, including the number of students and expected hours / week for each student.

References (one-page maximum)

Table with undergraduates mentored over the last five years (list publications co-authored by the undergraduates, and where the undergrads are now).

Undergraduate mentoring plan (one-page maximum)

  • Please include previous experience mentoring undergraduate students, and
  • Publications with undergraduate students, if any.

Proposed Budget

  • Itemized budget for reagents and supplies
  • This program may not be used for: equipment, travel expenses, salaries, or stipends, as there are other programs which can aid with these expenses.
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