Special Research Opportunity:
Using the Great Depression to Understand our Current Economic Crisis
The U.S. has faced difficult economic times and this in turn has influenced nearly every facet of our lives. Funding* is being made available to support two undergraduate research projects focused on any topic that addresses the differences and similarities in our current economic times and that of the Great Depression.
Each award provides a $1500 student stipend and a $500 faculty mentor stipend. An additional $500 is available to support student travel and/or supplies.Projects might consider such things as:
Photographic historical documentation of the Great Depression, Rust Belt recovery, and current economic challenges
Documentation of stories (through works of poetry, writings, theatrical productions, paintings, and other ways) of economic hardship and responses to such things as being displaced from a job, chronic or under-employment, or creatively overcoming economic hardship
Implementation of social programs to protect children and others
Educational opportunities that revitalize the country
This undergraduate research opportunity is supported by a donation from Dr. Irene Hulicka and coordinated by the School of Natural Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Eligibility and Requirements
Proposals from students and mentors in all academic disciplines are welcome.
Only one proposal per faculty mentor will be accepted.
Students must devote a minimum of 10 hours/week for 15 weeks (academic year) or 4 weeks full time research during the summer.
Student Application Deadline: January 25, 2012
Faculty Mentor Deadline: January 27, 2012