NSF Research Proposal Workshop (11/30; RSVP by 11/26)

The Office of Research Administration will hold a workshop Friday, November 30, from 12 pm to 3 pm in Room 331 of The Commons which may potentially aid scholars in applying to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research.

“How to Write a Research Proposal to the NSF” will cover matters such as exploring the fundability of ideas, the NSF’s review process, and critical questions which must be answered correctly for the funding to go forward, according to the the synopsis provided here.

Seats are limited, so RSVP by November 26 at the myUMBC Community Events link above.

Undergraduate Research Assistantship Support (URAS) Awards

The Office of Research Administration is pleased to announce that Undergraduate Research Assistantship Support (URAS) awards will be made for the new academic year.

The URAS program provides faculty with student salary support ($750/semester) for undergraduate research assistants in their first four semesters at UMBC (i.e., freshmen, sophomores and transfers). More senior students can be encouraged to apply instead for the Undergraduate Research Award (URA) program, administered by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Faculty interested in URAS can apply online at this link, which also has more information about the program. The deadline is Friday, October 5, 11:59 p.m.