The Students Partnering with Faculty (SpF) Summer Research Program is a competitive program that was developed to support and advance student and faculty research and scholarship at Kean University. Through the SpF program, full-time faculty have the opportunity to submit proposals, in collaboration with undergraduate or graduate students who are matriculated in a program and enrolled in the current semester, for the purpose of attaining funding toward a specific student-faculty research project beginning by no later than June 15th of the application year. The project must consist of a minimum of 6 weeks of research during the summer and should be continued during the academic year. The summer research project should be different from research done in fulfillment of a requirement of the student’s academic program and cannot be used to earn academic credit.). Student researchers receive $3,500 stipends each (no fewer than 2, no more than 3 students per faculty researcher) and research advisors receive a $3,500 stipend. A maximum amount of $2,000 in materials to support the student-faculty project may also be awarded. The Students Partnering with Faculty Summer Research Program is sponsored by the Office of the President and administered through the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs.
II. APPLICATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The proposal will be reviewed by a committee organized by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Additionally, the originality of the research and/or creativity of the scholarship will be considered, as well as applicability of the research to a community need or a significant academic question. The track record of the faculty researcher and undergraduate research supervision will also be an element in the review.
IV. NOTICE OF AWARD
The President’s office will announce awards on the date established by the calendar for that year. Notice of the SpF award will be accompanied by guidelines outlining purchasing procedures and forms for the submission of interim and final reports. All administrative procedures will be coordinated by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs on behalf of the Office of the President.