The program supports collaborative research projects between faculty and students at Ferris State University during the academic year (Fall and Spring; Summer excluded). The program is meant to encourage faculty to start or expand their own research beyond the classroom environment at Ferris by providing them support to make progress during the busy academic year, and allow students to get research experience while they are enrolled full-time for classes.
Applications will be processed starting September 4, 2013 and accepted through Sept 20, 2013 for this first round.
A Spring application will be available in December to distribute remaining funds for the Spring 2014 semester.
What type of work do SRAs do?
Check out these You Tube videos for examples.
Criteria for SRA eligibility
1) Student is in academic good standing (maintains at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale), and is enrolled full-time for classes at Ferris in the semester of the award period. Students with a prior SRF/SRA award are still eligible for the award.
2) Student must be eligible to work as a student employee, with SRA hours counting towards the maximum allowable. Please consult the Student Employment Handbook for rules and regulations.
3) Faculty Member must be available to supervise the work for the entire period and must have a full time appointment for the academic year of the award period. Both Tenure line and non-tenure line faculty are eligible to apply.
4) Award must be used to support a research project, as appropriate for your discipline. Creative works/products are not in the scope of this program. The student must be engaged in the research in a meaningful way.
Additional information and requirements
1) Student will receive $8.00 per hour for up to 10hrs a week during the Fall and/or Spring semesters. The faculty member is required to verify the hours worked.
2) Faculty may request up to $600 in funds to support the project for ($300 for a single semester). The faculty member is responsible for budgeting and tracking these funds.
3) Faculty member must submit the report by May 15 that describes the outcomes and explains expenditures (form will be provided).
4) Student is encouraged to present a poster or oral presentation at the appropriate event for their college.
5) Faculty can mentor more than one student. Faculty that submit more than 1 SRA application for the same semester / year should prioritize the projects in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.