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Exploring the Quaker Spiritual Search Through Poetry

Note: This proposal is several years old and is formatted in a way that is not necessarily a good model for current proposals. I.e., it does not include citations and is not a full two pages single spaced with one inch margins. It is included, however, as an example of research in a creative major.

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beginning your report.  From the Office of Undergraduate Research's perspective, this report ... and your experience doing the research.  Your report can really be boiled down to these three questions: ... an email from the Office of Undergraduate Research around the specific deadline to submit your report.  ...
Conference Travel Grants CTGs fund 50% of your expenses (up to $500) to present your research ... and creative projects. Going to conferences can help you communicate your research findings, network with other researchers, and expand your understanding of the scope and nature of academic research.  Plus, it is great ...
This information applies to students receiving grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research. If you are an Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) student or faculty, please see the page ... to emails from the Office of Undergrad Research, or keep us up to date on your I-9 status, there will ...
The Logarithmic Sobolev Inequality

(NOTE: Do not use this sample proposal as a formatting model. Current and future URG applications must be 2 pages single spaced with 1 inch margins, and the use of internal headings is discouraged.) The topic of my project is the logarithmic Sobolev inequality, an inequality for a certain type of integral which has numerous applications in both pure and applied mathematics—including partial differential equations, mathematical statistics, and quantum mechanics. In the course of my research, I will attempt to develop a new proof of this inequality, based on a special integration by parts formula. Such a proof will yield a hitherto unknown approach to the study of the logarithmic Sobolev inequality, as well as that of a family of related inequalities. It may thereby lead to advances in the areas of math and science where these inequalities are applied. Moreover, my project will give me additional experience doing research in analysis, a field in which I am considering specializing in my future career.

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Not Just For Kids: The Advantages of Adult Play

In a child’s world, nearly everything seems related to play. Every new person, sound, and object is somehow exciting and captivating, and it is from this stimulation that the child develops new cognitive capacities and builds interpersonal relationships. As such, an entire field of psychology is dedicated to studying child play and the ways in which it contributes to psychologically and physically healthier children (Ginsburg, 2007; Vygotsky, 1967). Research among adults, however, is limited and inconclusive. Many news articles, blogs, and self-help books have attempted to inspire awareness on the subject, declaring that adult play is almost nonexistent and deserves attention. Yet adult play research continues to be underrepresented in psychology. The aim of the current proposal is to examine the types of structured ‘play’ or leisure activities adults commonly engage in, and compare them to the less structured and imaginative play most often performed by children. I propose that, just as imaginative play builds cognitive and social resources in children, it continues to do so in adulthood.

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research topic, and what you will contribute to the topic Your methodology describes how you are getting ... project You end on a statement of how your research will help you with your academic or career goals ... provided them with the link to the Faculty Endorsement page of the Office of Undergraduate Research ...
permission if you need or want to use grant monies differently than you proposed.   A. Research-Related Expense Term Explanations Consumable Materials are items that will be used up in the research process ... If they are allowable, watch for amount restrictions, such as no more than $100. Research Subject Compensation ...
the Beckman Scholars Program. Beckman Scholars conduct laboratory research for two summers and one academic ... of the foundation is to make grants to non-profit research institutions to promote research in chemistry ... and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science."   What It Is:  The minimum time ...
research topic, and what you will contribute to the topic. Your methodology describes how you are getting ... project. You end on a statement of how your research will help you with your academic or career goals. ... page of the Office of Undergraduate Research website, which contains the endorsement questions ...

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