Information for Davidson Students (First year, Sophomores, and Juniors) who are applying for the DRI Summer Research Program
Students interested in applying for the DRI Summer Research Program should begin consulting with a potential faculty mentor early in the fall semester. Examples of successful proposals from past years are available at P:\Academic Affairs\Davidson Research Initiative (authentication required) and for more assistance please see tips for writing proposals.
After consultation with a mentor regarding possible research projects, students should write a proposal containing all of the elements described below. Students are permitted to obtain feedback on the written proposal from their mentor and others; however, the feedback can only be of a general nature. The actual proposal must represent the students' own work without extensive editing by others.
Please complete the new DRI Proposal Application (authentication required) by Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at 5 p.m. Please fill out the application form and upload your proposal. Email prompts will automatically be sent to your mentor and faculty recommenders once the online Proposal Application has been completed. Your mentor will be asked to write a letter of recommendation and the faculty recommenders will be asked to fill in a recommendation form. All mentor letters and faculty recommendation forms must be submitted online by Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Student Study and Research Committee using these rubric guidelines. Awards will be made in February.
Completed proposals should be divided into the following sections, with section headings:
For your information, the SS&R Committee will request a pdf of your transcript from the Registrar's Office. We will include your transcript with your application for review by the committee.
If you have any questions, please email Linda Shoaf at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Center for Teaching and Learning.