The College of Human Ecology provides a limited number of $5,000 stipends to CHE undergraduates who will be involved in full-time summer research with a CHE faculty member. Both the student and the faculty member must be in CHE.

Students and their faculty mentors must both submit applications. Students should work with faculty members in preparing the 2-3 page proposal that is required as part of the application.

All currently enrolled - spring 2022 - CHE students may apply provided that they have a CHE faculty research advisor, are enrolled full-time, are in good academic standing, and will be continuing as CHE undergraduate students in the fall semester. Students must be available for a full-time, 8-week summer research position. Simultaneous enrollment in courses is not permitted. Students must submit short reports at the end of the research experience.

Faculty members must review and approve the student’s application proposal before the student submits it and also submit a separate application. Faculty members must provide on-site supervision during the student’s 8-week summer research experience.

Application deadline for 2022 is Friday, March 4, 5:00 p.m.

Instructions for Students

Human Ecology students who will participate in research with Human Ecology faculty members in the summer of 2022 are invited to apply for a limited number of $5000 stipends. Students and faculty members must apply jointly. The selection process is competitive. The stipend provides for the student’s own support while completing 8 weeks of full-time research supervised by a Human Ecology faculty member. Concurrent enrollment in summer courses is not permitted.

Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in Human Ecology in the Spring 2022 term and be in good academic standing. They must also be continuing as full-time Human Ecology undergraduate students in the Fall 2022 term. The following students are not eligible to apply: students enrolled in other colleges or in the Brooks School of Public Policy, Human Ecology students whose research will be supervised by a faculty member in another college or in the Brooks School of Public Policy, and students who have previously received a Human Ecology funded summer stipend.

The number of awards varies each year depending upon available funding from different sources. Some funding sources specify the qualifications of the student applicant (e.g. major, state of residence, eligibility for employment), topic of the project, and/or qualifications of the faculty research mentor (e.g. department or other funding sources). The College will try to fund as many qualified applicants as possible.

In awarding stipends to qualified applicants, consideration is first given to the quality of the proposal, the endorsement and commitment of the faculty mentor, and the proposal’s match with requirements of the funding sources. Among the other considerations are the student’s past and future involvement in the project, relevance of research activity to student’s academic goals and career plans, student’s graduation year, student’s other support for undergraduate research, and the distribution of awards across Human Ecology faculty members. The selection process is coordinated by the Human Ecology Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Marianella Casasola.

Note if the project can be conducted remotely if needed.   

Students should complete the required cover sheet and provide the other materials as directed on the student application instructions. Students submit electronically here by the deadline of Friday, March 4, 2022, 5:00 pm. Students should work with their faculty mentor to prepare the 2-3 page proposal, and the faculty member should approve the proposal before it is submitted. The faculty member needs to submit a separate application to the faculty online submission form by the deadline.

  1. Student information and background questions
  2. Proposal (about 2-3 pages) written for academic reviewer outside your field that provides the following information:
    1. Project title
    2. Objectives and significance
    3. Brief review of literature
    4. Methodology (provide detail adequate to evaluate quality and probability of completion; indicate status of any necessary compliance trainings or approvals - e.g. IRB - to proceed with the work.)
    5. Timeline and current stage of research
    6. Budget and funding sources for research project expenses (other than the stipend)
  3. Personal statement (not to exceed 1 page) articulating how the research project relates to your academic goals and career plans. Indicate your prior experiences in research and if the summer research is related to an honors project.
  4. Unofficial copy of Cornell transcript
  5. Do you now have or have you previously received a financial award (such as a stipend, fellowship, grant, or financial aid) from Cornell for your own support to conduct research while an undergraduate student? You do not need to report paid employment. If yes, please describe the source, date, and amount of this award. 
  6. Resumé

Instructions for Faculty

Human Ecology students who will participate in research with Human Ecology faculty members in the summer of 2022 are invited to apply for a limited number of $5000 stipends. Students and faculty members must apply jointly. The selection process is competitive. The stipend provides for the student’s own support while completing 8 weeks of full-time research supervised by a Human Ecology faculty member. Concurrent enrollment in summer courses is not permitted.

Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in Human Ecology in the Spring 2022 term and be in good academic standing. They must also be continuing as full-time Human Ecology undergraduate students in the Fall 2022 term, though they may be studying in one of Cornell’s off-campus off programs. The following students are not eligible to apply: students enrolled in other colleges or in the Brooks School of Public Policy, Human Ecology students whose research will be supervised by a faculty member in another college or in the Brooks School of Public Policy, and students who have previously received a Human Ecology funded summer stipend.

The number of awards varies each year depending upon available funding from different sources. Some funding sources specify the qualifications of the student applicant (e.g., major, state of residence, eligibility for employment), topic of the project, and/or qualifications of the faculty research mentor (e.g., department or other funding sources). The College will try to fund as many qualified applicants as possible.

In awarding stipends to qualified applicants, consideration is first given to the quality of the proposal, the endorsement and commitment of the faculty mentor, and the proposal’s match with requirements of the funding sources. Among the other considerations are the student’s past and future involvement in the project, relevance of research activity to student’s academic goals and career plans, student’s graduation year, student’s other support for undergraduate research, and the distribution of awards across Human Ecology faculty members. The selection process is coordinated by the Human Ecology Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Marianella Casasola.

The application is confidential and will not be shared with the student.

The application questions below are for reference only. Please submit your responses using the online application.

Note: Students should complete the required cover sheet for the student application and provide the other materials as directed on the student application instructions. Students submit electronically using their own online application here.

Are you the PI for an active Hatch Project? (YES or  NO)

If YES, what is the title of the project?

Student name and project title.

Can the student project be conducted remotely if needed? (YES or NO)

Answer the following questions and provide your signature on the online form to indicate your commitment and endorsement of the student’s application.

I enthusiastically endorse this student’s application. It is a high quality project that is feasible for this student to complete in an 8-week summer research experience.

 

 

YES

 

NO

Other than the student’s stipend, I will provide the funding, accesses, permissions, and any other resources that are necessary to complete the project as planned.

 

 

YES

 

NO

I will be responsible for assuring that the student and the project meet all University compliance requirements, such as for travel, IRB, safety, animal use, etc.

 

 

YES

 

NO

I will mentor this student directly and provide supervision for the full time, 8-week experience

 

 

YES

 

NO

 

 

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Faculty signature                                                                                                        Date

 

Please answer the following six (6) questions about the student and the proposed project:

  1. Is this student currently working with you?
  • If YES, please briefly describe the nature of this student’s work and comment on his/her stage of development in research, such as research skills and intellectual contributions.    
  • If NO, please explain how you know this student and why you feel that they would be a strong undergraduate researcher.
  1. How does the proposed project relate to your own work?  Describe the student’s intellectual involvement in the proposed project.
  2. Is this student interested in pursuing an honors program? If yes, are you likely to become the thesis advisor?
  3. How does this student compare with other undergraduate researchers you have mentored in terms of promise and performance in research?   
  4. Briefly describe how you will directly mentor the student and provide supervision for his/her work during the 8-week full-time research experience.
  5. OPTIONAL.  Please add any other information that you think would help us evaluate this student’s application.