Student Training for Advising Research
The Smalley-Curl Institute is excited to announce a new program that will provide graduate students with the opportunity to propose, plan, and oversee original research projects! SCI-STAR: Student Training for Advising Research* will be a collaborative program. Working with the Doerr Institute for New Leaders (DINL), the goal of this program is to develop graduate students as leaders in science, especially in the context of mentorship and group management.
- Graduate students propose, as Principle Investigators (PI), an original research project
- Eight projects, selected by a facutly committee, will be funded
- One undergraduate student is recruited by each of the selected graduate students to work on the project
- Graduate student PIs of the selected projects will participate in DINL workshops and leader coaching on the aspects of mentoring and research group management
- The research project is expected to be conducted over a full academic year, including the summer
- The grant will provide a summer stipend for each participating undergraduate, as well as funds for project-related expenses
- During the SCI Summer Research Colloquium in 2018, results from each project will be presented as a poster by the undergraduate researcher. A travel award will be awarded to the best research team!