New Awards for Undergraduate Majors (including coordinate Lyman Briggs majors)
This award is made possible through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Wood to support undergraduate student-led research projects conducted under the mentorship of faculty in the Department. Dr. Wood is a graduate of Michigan State University, receiving B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the then Department of Geology. Undergraduates may request funding for non-salary research expenses including research equipment, sample analyses, supplies and research and presentation meeting travel; preference will be given to proposals with financial or in-kind mentor support. An application to outline the research and mentor support should be completed and submitted in hard-copy to the Earth and Environmental Science office by Monday, December 19, 2016 for funding starting in SS17. Subsequent deadlines will be announced, but are expected to be once per semester. Funding should be requested for the entire duration of the research project as preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received an award. Funding decisions will be merit based and will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Affairs Committee and the chair of the Department.
This award is made possible through the generosity of Alumni and friends of the Department to support undergraduate travel to professional meetings to present the results of their research or to defray travel costs to off-campus field courses (primarily intended for study abroad). Funding may be requested only for reimbursable travel expenses to meetings (except for meals and incidentals), or travel (not subsistence) to field courses. Exact amounts subject to funding availability; see application for other terms, conditions, and limitations. The field courses must transfer as undergraduate credit to MSU. An application outlining the research to be presented or field course to be attended should be completed and submitted in hard-copy to the Earth and Environmental Science office by Monday, December 5, 2016 for travel in FS16, SS17, and US17. Funding decisions will be merit based and will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Affairs Committee and the chair of the Department.