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Application for the Ruth E. Weir Memorial Award for Research

The Ruth E. Weir Memorial Award for Research is awarded to qualified Arts and Sciences students engaging in summer research under the mentorship of ONU faculty.

Any student applying for this award must obtain an ONU faculty research mentor, compose a research proposal, develop a research budget with that mentor, request a letter of reference from the mentor, and complete and submit this online application by the deadline below. Applicants who do not complete all components of the application will not be considered for the Weir Research Award.

Submit the complete application by 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2015.

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Personal information
Contact information
High school information
If you were homeschooled, please indicate that in your response.
City, County
College address
Permanent address
Academic information
Commencement dates are available through spring 2020. Find them on the semester calendar page (www.onu.edu/node/16195).
Research project information
If your project is interdisciplary and crosses departmental boundaries, you may select more than one department. Otherwise, choose only one.
The research mentor you identify should be the writer of your letter of reference and a faculty member in the department selected above.
Make sure that you enter your faculty mentor's ONU email address EXACTLY because, when you submit your application, your faculty mentor will receive an email asking him or her to submit the letter of reference. If you enter an incorrect email address, your letter of support may not arrive and your application may remain incomplete!
Approximate is fine.
Approximate is fine.
Research project proposal

Your proposal must be 1 to 2 pages and have 1-inch margins. Within the top margin of each page, place the document title* (YOUR LAST NAME Weir Research Proposal) in the left corner. If your document is more than one page, add the page number to the top right corner. Use a standard, serif font (e.g. Garamond, Times New Roman) of not less than 10- and not more than 12-point. Your proposal may be single- or double-spaced; if single-spaced, leave a blank line between paragraphs. Follow standard English spelling, punctuation, and grammar conventions. PART ONE: Propose your research. Include a project title*, brief project background, proposed methods, and desired results. You may include images or references, but these are not required. Do not include a budget; that will be a separate document. PART TWO: Explain why this research is important to your personal, academic, and professional goals. PART THREE (optional): If relevant, identify any particular financial need that the Weir Research Scholarship might help offset, should you receive it. *Please note that your document title and your project title will differ.

Upload your proposal as a PDF or Microsoft Word document.
Files must be less than 800 KB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html odf pdf doc docx.
Research project budget

Your project budget must be 1 to 2 pages and have 1-inch margins. Within the top margin of each page, place the document title (YOUR LAST NAME Weir Research Budget) in the left corner. If your document is more than one page, add the page number to the top right corner. Use a standard, serif font (e.g. Garamond, Times New Roman) of not less than 10- and not more than 12-point. Your budget should be laid out in four columns: 1) the item, 2) the per item cost, 3) the quantity of items required for the project, and 4) the total cost per item. At the bottom of the fourth column, total the costs for all items required for the project.

Upload your budget as a PDF or Microsoft Word document.
Files must be less than 800 KB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html odf pdf doc docx.
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