We are proud to announce the 6th year of the Honors Capstone Research (HCR) Summer Program. You may be approached by current Honors College students who would like to apply, so here’s the relevant information:

The purpose of the grant is to support research or creative experiences that lead to capstone projects for Honors Students in all fields of study, foster collaborative research and creative endeavors, expose Honors students to the highest levels of academic and creative work, and to further UAH’s research mission.

This grant is funded through the Honors College Fee and is modeled on the UAH Research and Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) Summer Program. The two programs join together as part of the Summer Community of Scholars (SCS) that also include National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) participants who are spending the summer at UAH. HCR participants will receive a total stipend of $3,750 made in two payments (at the beginning and midpoint of the program). The length of the program matches the dates for the 10-week Summer Semester.

No funding is provided to the mentor through this program, but Honors students can also apply for the Honors mini- and travel grants to cover some of the costs associated with the project.

The main difference between the UAH RCEU and the Honors Capstone Research Summer Program is the application process. For the Honors program, the student, with support of the mentor, writes a one-two page proposal for consideration by the selection committee. 

Please note: Mentors may apply for both the Honors Capstone Research program and the RCEU. Multiple proposals can be submitted to both programs by the same mentor, but EACH proposal must be unique and offer an opportunity for a unique individual undergraduate participant. In other words, should a mentor submit more than one proposal to either or both programs, in order to maintain eligibility, there must be NO duplicate proposals OR student candidates within AND across both programs. The eligibility and requirements for the Honors Capstone Research Summer Program can be found here and in the attached document

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

David Cook, Director of Undergraduate Research, Honors College, david.cook@uah.edu

Bill Wilkerson, Dean, Honors College, wilkerw@uah.edu

To submit an announcement, contact omc@uah.edu.
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