Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS)
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 meet weekly with the rest of the group to discuss progress or engage in various activities. Students receive a $4000 stipend and can request up to $1000 towards research supplies and expenditures. Starting in 2021, mentors also receive a stipend.
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, 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.
For a brief overview of the history and goals of the QUIP-RS program, click here.
DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS: pushed back to April 7th, 2023 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. 15, 2023 from 8pm – 9 pm
Feb. 24, 2023 from 8pm – 9 pm
Mar. 2, 2023 from 8pm – 9 pm
PROGRAM DATES: May 22 to July 14, 2023 (8 weeks)
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 DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT 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 and professional conduct with mentors and peers.
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) at the QUIP-RS Symposium.
- 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 two projects per QUIP-RS session. Note that projects must be different.
- Mentor investigators must follow guidelines for ethical and responsible conduct of research.
- Share products of student QUIP-RS scholarship with committee and acknowledge QUIP-RS in published scholarship.
QUIP-RS Committee (2023):
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)