OSRC Research Scholarship Opportunities

OSRC Research Scholarship Opportunities

Funding Opportunity 1: Undergraduate Research/Creativity Assistant Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 per year 
Duration: 1 year
Number of scholarships available: 10 (Total: $10,000)

Description:
The newly created Office for Student Research and Creativity (OSRC) at John Jay College is offering ten scholarships to undergraduate students, affording them the opportunity to conduct research or engage in creative works with a John Jay College professor over the course of one year. Scholarship recipients may come from any major, but may not be supported by any other research program at John Jay (College Scholarships, PRISM, McNair, etc.). Scholarship recipients may apply for additional funding for up to one-year dependent on the submission and evaluation of a first-year progress report and subject to funding priorities. At least five of the ten scholarships awarded will be given to students typically underrepresented in research activities in their academic fields.

Application process:
Award of the Undergraduate Research/Creativity Assistant Scholarship is based on panel review of a student research plan and subsequent interview with the Assistant Director of OSRC. Prior to submitting an application, students interested in this opportunity should contact OSRC to discuss the application process, seek help in identifying a faculty mentor, and/or other assistance.

Students applying for the program must submit:

  • An essay of no more than 750 words detailing their research/creative interests and project idea, explaining what they hope to gain from the experience, both academically and professionally, and elaborating on the potential outcomes and impact of their work;
  • A completed application form, available from osrc@jjay.cuny.edu;
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

 

Upon acceptance, students are required to work with their faculty mentors for an average of five to ten hours a week over the coming year. Faculty will function as mentors and guide students through a comprehensive research/creative project that may include both quantitative and qualitative analysis and will culminate in a written report or, preferably, article eligible for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Students applying for the second-year of funding will be required to continue their research as well as assume a secondary mentorship role for the incoming first-year cohort of mentees, assisting with various technical and process related mentoring tasks. First and second year cohorts will meet collectively three times during the course of the semester to informally share progress on their respective projects and/or attend lectures from other undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students. Scholarship recipients will be required to present their work at the College’s annual Research & Creativity Week.

Applications are due May 1st with notification by the beginning of June. Research Assistantship may be taken as a stipend covering the summer, fall, and following spring terms; or awards may be used to fund supplies and costs of the research by the student. Incomplete or late applications cannot be accepted. Please submit all applications to Bettina Muenster, Office for Student Research & Creativity (OSRC), Room 204.01HH; osrc@jjay.cuny.edu; (212) 887-6237.

Funding Opportunity 2: Graduate Research/Creativity Assistant Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 per year
Duration: 1 year
Number of scholarships available: 6 (Total: $6,000)

Description:
The newly created Office for Student Research and Creativity (OSRC) at John Jay College is offering six scholarships to graduate students affording them the opportunity to conduct research or engage in creative works with a John Jay College professor over the course of one year. Scholarship recipients may major in any master’s program at the college but may not be supported by any other graduate scholarship at the college (external funding does not preclude participation). At least three of the six scholarships will be awarded specifically to students typically underrepresented in research activities in their academic fields.

Application process:
Award of the Graduate Research/Creativity Assistant Scholarship is based on a panel review of a student research plan and subsequent interview with the Assistant Director of OSRC. Prior to submitting an application, students interested in this opportunity should contact OSRC to discuss the application process.

Students applying for the program must submit:

  • An essay of no more than 750 words detailing their research/creative interests and project idea, explaining what they hope to gain from the one-year experience, both academically and professionally, and elaborating on the potential outcomes and impact of their research;
  • A completed application form, available from osrc@jjay.cuny.edu;
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

 

Students accepted into the program are expected to commit approximately eight to ten hours a week over the coming year. Faculty will function as mentors and guide students through a comprehensive research/creative project that should include either quantitative or qualitative analysis (or both) and will culminate in a written report, thesis, or article eligible for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Each year's cohort will meet three times a semester as a group in addition to their research hours to informally share progress reports on their respective projects. Scholarship recipients will be required to present their work at the College’s annual Research & Creativity Week.

Applications are due May 1st, with notification by the beginning of June. Research Assistantship may be taken as a stipend covering the summer, fall, and following spring terms; or awards may be used to fund supplies and costs of the research by the student. Incomplete or late applications cannot be accepted. Please submit all applications to Bettina Muenster, Office for Student Research & Creativity (OSRC), Room 204.01HH; osrc@jjay.cuny.edu; (212) 887-6237.

Funding Opportunity 3: Student Research/Creativity Support Fund

Amount: Up to $500
Use: One-time award to support costs or students not supported via above programs
Number of available awards: Up to 10 (Total: $5,000)

Description:
The newly created Office for Student Research and Creativity (OSRC) at John Jay College provides financial assistance to faculty or students to support their research or creative collaborations. Funds of up to $500 may be requested on a one-time basis to cover costs directly associated with student work on a project. Funds must be directly tied to the completion of the student research and cannot be used for faculty or conference travel support. Faculty provided supply money through other John Jay programs (PRISM, McNair, etc.) are not eligible; however, students in these programs may apply if a need exists. For faculty working with cohorts of multiple students, OSRC will consider larger requests for support.

Application process:
Students/faculty must submit an application form (available from osrc@jjay.cuny.edu), including a brief description of their research, an outline of the student involvement, the number of students participating, a brief budget, and any documentation needed to support the request. Funds must be requested before the work is conducted, retroactive requests will not be considered. Funds may be used for a variety of related costs, including: site visits and other non-conference travel, incentives for research with human subjects, printing, supplies, data collection fees, software programs, etc. 

Student Research/Creativity Support applications may be submitted any time during the academic year. Applications will be reviewed once per month with the review cycle tied to the first of the month. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please submit all applications to Bettina Muenster, Office for Student Research & Creativity (OSRC), Room 204.01HH; osrc@jjay.cuny.edu; (212) 887-6237.