One of the University’s hallmark undergraduate experiences is the 8-week, Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS). This program is open to students of all majors. Students work on a research project or creative endeavor side-by-side with a faculty mentor, and receive $5,000 in support of their collaborative efforts.
The QUIP-RS is an immersive, 8-week research and creative experience where you will work closely with your faculty mentor on a specific research project or creative endeavor. It is a full-time, 40 hours/week, daytime program which allows you to develop your scholarly skills. However, QUIP-RS is much more. In addition to working long hours and intensely on your project, you will meet weekly with other QUIP-RS fellows and faculty mentors, sharing your successes and failures, and discussing as an interdisciplinary team what it means to be a university scholar.
Students engaged in international research can apply, as long as they are present for the first two weeks and last two weeks of the program. During the intermediate weeks, while data is being collected, students and mentors must still commit to attending the weekly meetings via Skype or other video technology. Obviously, students are still expected to spend 40 hours/week on their research while overseas. You cannot work fewer hours while overseas and make up the hours upon return to QU.
DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS: April 2nd, 2021 at 4pm
APPLY HERE! <-Download the application form here. Applications are currently being accepted.
- IRB approval not required before submission of application. If your project requires IRB approval, you will need to obtain that before the program starts but not before applying. We hope this simplifies the application process.
Feb. 16, 2021 from 4 pm – 5 pm https://quinnipiac.zoom.us/j/97337930820 Zoom ID: 973 3793 0820
Feb. 24, 2021 from 1:30 pm – 2:30pm https://quinnipiac.zoom.us/j/97337930820 Zoom ID: 973 3793 0820
Info Session Zoom Recording: Info Session Zoom Recording
Info Session Presentation: Info Session Slides
EXAMPLES of STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP:
REQUIREMENTS of the STUDENT FELLOW:
- Be a current, full-time undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, or junior) in good standing at QU and not be otherwise employed or enrolled in courses during the daytime portion of this program. This is a full-time, 40 hr/week research position.
- Students must be a citizen of the United States or provide proof from the Quinnipiac University Human Resources Office that they are legally allowed to work for the University. If not a U.S. citizen, such documentation must be submitted with this application.
- Be available for full-time summer employment for eight weeks, beginning the first day of Summer Session I, including required attendance at weekly seminars/meetings. Interdisciplinary discussion and interaction among students and faculty is a hallmark of QUIP-RS, and students are expected to not only attend, but to come prepared to actively engage in these weekly group discussions.
- Students must be available and prepared to give an oral presentation on their proposed study the first week of the program, and a final oral presentation on their accomplishments in the final week of the summer program.
- Students must develop a poster of their completed work and present that poster at a QUIP-RS fall symposium (late September/early October). An electronic report of their completed work must also be submitted on that date (late September/early October).
- Student must make efforts to present their work at a regional or national scientific meeting within a year following their fellowship.
- Students must be willing and available to talk with current or potential Quinnipiac students during recruiting events held at Quinnipiac University within the year following their fellowship.
- Student investigators must follow guidelines for ethical and responsible conduct of research.
REQUIREMENTS of the FACULTY MENTOR:
- Be a current full-time or part-time faculty member at Quinnipiac University.
- Submit a letter of commitment with the student’s application signifying that you have agreed to serve as a mentor, and agree to help your student meet the requirements of their fellowship. (This letter can be expanded to represent a letter of recommendation for the student)
- Be available on campus on a regular, full time basis during the research program (during the 8-week program) for student supervision and mentoring, and attend all weekly on-campus meetings and seminars. Interdisciplinary discussion and interaction among students and faculty is a hallmark of QUIP-RS, and faculty are expected to not only attend, but to actively engage in these weekly group discussions. Lack of attendance to these meetings will preclude faculty from being considered as mentors for future QUIP-RS programs.
- Ensure that the student fellow successfully completes a) an oral presentation of their proposed research (first week of the program), b) an oral presentation of their completed research (last week of the program), c) a poster presentation of their completed research (late September/early October), and d) an electronic research report of their completed research (late September/early October).
- Be responsible and take seriously the cultivation of the student’s research thinking and assist in the preparation of student’s presentations.
- Agree to sponsor no more than one project per QUIP-RS session.
- Mentor investigators must follow guidelines for ethical and responsible conduct of research.
QUIP-RS History: origins of the QUIP-RS program and goals.
QUIP-RS Committee (2021-2022):
Dr. Alexandre de Lencastre, College of Arts and Sciences (Alexandre.deLencastre@quinnipiac.edu) (co-chair)
Dr. Katie Place, School of Communication (Katie.Place@quinnipiac.edu) (co-chair)
Dr. Kim DiGiovanni, School of Engineering (Kimberly.DiGiovanni@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Tilottama Ghosh Chowdhury, School of Business (Tilottama.GhoshChowdhury@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Christian Eggers, School of Health Sciences (Christian.Eggers@quinnipiac.edu)