Apply to Present at ASURPS

Apply for the 2019-20 April Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Public Service

ASURPS 2020 will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9:00 - 11:00AM at Tresidder Oak Lounge (498 Santa Teresa Street).

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**IN FAIRNESS TO ALL APPLICANTS, LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

Based on the growing popularity of SURPS/ASURPS we expect a high number of applications and many of excellent quality. With space constraints, we may not be able to accommodate all the submitted applications for SURPS/ASURPS.

If you are applying for SURPS/ASURPS, Academic Advising will print your poster free of charge if your poster is submitted with your application.

If you choose to print your poster at your own expense, there are several venues for poster printing both on and off campus. The cost of printing a poster is usually in the range of $55.00. We recommend that students consult with their department to see if the department has poster printing equipment for a reasonable fee. 

 

Lathrop Library

PhD Posters

FedEx

 

Please be aware of the following dates prior to submitting your application:

  1. Application Opens - Saturday, February 1, 2020
  2. Application Deadline - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  3. Faculty Endorsement(s) Due - Sunday, April 5, 2020
  4. ASURPS Event Proper - Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9-11AM at Tresidder Oak Lounge (498 Santa Teresa Street)

In addition to basic student contact and academic information, applications must include the following:

  1. Project Title. Your title should state clearly the main idea of your project and should be understandable by more than specialists in your particular field. This will be printed in the SURPS/ASURPS program of presentations, to be distributed to all audience members.
  2. Faculty Advisor(s). An eligible faculty member who mentored your project must visit the Grant Application Portal and indicate your readiness to present your research or creative work. This does not require a formal recommendation letter. Instead, there will be space provided for any short comments your mentor may have. Public Service Fellowship and Community Service Work-Study presentations require endorsement by a Haas Center staff advisor. Faculty endorsements for SURPS are due Monday, September 30, 2019 by 11:59PM.
  3. Abstract, Project Summary, or Creative Statement. The center of your application materials (approximately 250-word statement) should present a succinct overview of your research, creative or public service project. Abstracts are generally used in the natural sciences, engineering and social sciences; summaries in the humanities; and creative statements in the creative arts. For public service projects, include the name and mission of the organization with which you worked. Also include the population you served and how you did so, and what the organization, community or you gained from the experience. Abstracts, summaries, and creative statements may appear in SURPS/ASURPS print and/or online publications.
  4. Statement of Project Origins (optional; can be incorporated into abstract, project, or creative statement). This statement should describe the genesis of your project, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • The development of your initial interest in the topic
    • Your early preparation for carrying out the project
    • Affiliation with faculty advisor or community partner
    • The link between your project and your overall undergraduate program and future plans.
  5. A short reflection on the project: What parts of your project experience so far have been surprising or rewarding for you? How will you share those reflections with the SURPS audience?

The written pieces may appear in SURPS/ASURPS print and/or online publications.

Applications will be judged  according to the following criteria:

  • For research and creative projects: evidence of a strong research question or focused area of inquiry, expressed in the abstract / summary / creative statement. Also sufficient background in the field of research or creative production.
  • For public service projects: evidence of a mutually beneficial fit between your background and the organization and / or community needs.
  • Clarity of expression and general organization of the abstract / summary / creative statement, the statement of project origins, and the reflection piece.
  • Progress on the project to date (note that this criterion does not exclude work in progress).
  • Endorsement of participation submitted by the faculty mentor or staff advisor for public service projects
  • Consultants at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking and your UAR Academic Advising Director or advisor can provide feedback on a draft of your application.
  • If you are applying for SURPS/ASURPS, UAR will print your poster free of charge if your poster is submitted with your application. If you choose to print your poster at your own expense, there are several venues for poster printing both on and off campus. The cost of printing a poster is usually in the range of $55.00. We recommend that students consult with their department to see if the department has poster printing equipment for a reasonable fee.