The purpose of the Endeavor! Awards is to support the creative and research efforts of undergraduate students. All USI students from all majors are welcome.
About the Awards
The Endeavor! Awards include three components:
Student Collaboration Award
An award to help defray the costs associated with doing research or doing a creative project: lab work, equipment, materials, and travel to research sites. Students may apply for up to $2,500 through proposals they write with help from faculty mentors. Each student listed in the proposal must complete a separate Student Collaboration Award proposal with a separate budget. The two deadlines are Tuesday, October 14, 2014, and Friday, February 13, 2015. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Student Presentation Award
A travel award to help defray costs of presenting a project at an off-campus professional meeting. The deadline is anytime but at least 30 days before the presentation if possible. Each student presenting must complete a separate Endeavor! Presentation proposal with its own budget. Students applying for Endeavor! presentation awards for team competitions may request funding up to $2,000 which will be distributed by the faculty mentor. All students traveling must be mentioned on the award proposal.
Symposium Undergraduate Research and Creative Works
A conference held in late April or early May for the display of student research and creative projects. Any undergraduate or graduate may apply. Students from universities other than USI may submit abstracts to the Symposium for consideration.