URSA Engage 2023-2024 Deadline to apply is December 8th. Applications will be reviewed and accepted January 2024.
Student applications are due December 8, 2023 and notification of awards will be sent in late January. Awardees are expected to engage with their projects for an average of 5 hours a week for the 15-week duration of the project (mid-winter 2024 to the end of spring 2024).
Meet with mentor at least once a week, or 2-3 times a term if a graduate student is available to meet with mentee at least once a week.
Submit a 1-2 page written report that includes a brief overview of the research/creative activity, the impacts of the mentoring relationship on your undergraduate experience, and any issues you encountered.
In-Person, 4:00-5:00pm PT, Mon., Feb. 5 Registration (In-person) *Room TBD
Virtual, 4:00-5:00pm PT, Tues., Feb. 6 Registration (Zoom)
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Students in this program receive an award of $1,000. The $1,000 will be transferred into the student’s OSU account as two installments. $500 will be applied in the Winter term, and $500 in the Spring term after we have verified you are continuing in your project.
It is possible that this award could affect a student's financial aid package. If you are concerned that your financial aid may be impacted, please contact a Financial Aid Advisor.
Now that you've connected with an URSA Engage faculty mentor, it is important to establish the terms of the work you will be doing for your project. To help you keep track of those expectations, it might be useful for you to formulate a contract that establishes the work you will be doing, the amount of hours expected of you, and the goals your mentor might have. Having a contract like this can also be useful to look back on.