Coverdell Chair Public Policy Student Research Scholar Program
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The Coverdell Chair is pleased to announce the second round of the Coverdell Chair Public Policy Student Research Scholar (PPSRS) program for the 2014-2015 academic year. The main purpose of the Coverdell Chair PPSRS program is to strengthen GCSU’s mission as the premier public liberal arts university in Georgia and to attract and retain the highest caliber young scholars. The PPSRS program was created to enrich the academic experience of our undergraduates through research opportunities in Public Policy Studies in all disciplines, from the social and physical sciences and the humanities to information and communication technology, nursing and business.
The Coverdell Chair is especially interested in promoting policy relevant research to develop innovative, workable policy solutions for such problems. By providing access to faculty mentoring relationships and a professional research experience, the PPSRS program enables students to creatively explore their interests at a more in-depth level than can be attained in the classroom. The Coverdell Scholar program provides opportunities for undergraduates to build a competitive edge in the job market.
Summary details: Each Public Policy Student Research Scholar may receive up to $2,000 to fund his or her research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with his or her faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project's educational and intellectual merit, the potential policy impact of the project and the student's previous academic success. Faculty mentors may receive up to a total of $500 per project in faculty development funds upon the successful completion of the student grant. For the 2014-2015 academic year, up to two PPSRS grants will be awarded.
Note: Attendance on one of the required information sessions (see side menu) is mandatory.
Deadline to Apply: April 16, 2014