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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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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.
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.