Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grants
Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grants are available annually to support collaborative research between faculty and students.
- Application Checklist and Budget Form
- Submit electronically in a PDF format to The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning (email@example.com).
- Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2017
Grant monies may be used to support the following:
* faculty summer stipend
* student summer stipend
* student housing
* equipment needs, copying, etc.; transportation support
- Applications will be accepted for stipends and project costs, and for stipends only.
- Projects that complement the Academic Strategic Plan and Mission of the College are encouraged.
- One faculty member cannot receive both the Research, Scholarship, and Creativity grant and the Presidential Faculty/Student Collaboration grant in the same year.
- Monies may also be used as matching funds for outside support awarded to the faculty member.
- Awards are made in the spring for the following acaedemic year; project expenses must be incurred and reimbursed during that fiscal year (June 1 - May 31).
Applictions must include:
- A brief description of the proposed project;
- A clear statement of anticipated outcomes
- Names and brief bios for all participants;
- An explanation of how this project fits into the careers of both faculty and student, and a description of how the project fits into the educational trajectory of the student;
- A complete budget for the project should be submitted.
- Likely placement for publication or performance;
- Anticipated research completion date.
Criteria for Selection
To distinguish among proposals that meet all criteria requested in the application, the committee looks for evidence of exceptional merit, compelling project design, impact on student experience, or feasibility of project. The committee encourages applications from all departments and disciplines, and from faculty at all stages. Priority will be given to quality proposals submitted by candidates who have not been funded through a Presidential Student/Faculty Collaboration grant in the past three years.
There are no rigid guidelines, but generally your report will be 2-3 pages in length and should summarize the activities and outcomes of your grant. You should include information about how well you accomplished the goals you set for yourself in your proposal, any outcomes (publications, revised syllabi, conference presentations, new research directions, etc.), and plans for continuing your research/writing/curriculum revision. Please feel free to include any observations about anything else that was important to you and/or any problems you encountered about which the Provost's Office should be aware. The report is due September 30 in the year the grant ends.
Questions? Contact the Faculty Development Committee.
2016-17 Grants Awarded
Jeff Jeremiason & Erin Baumann (Chemistry)
Mercury and Lead Retention in the S2 Watershed
Yuta Kawaraskai & Rachel Strandmark (Biology)
Latitudinal Difference in Overwintering Energentics of Insects: Implications for the Impacts of Global Climate Change
Robert Kendrick & Erin Ingram (English)
Conference presentation and submission for publication
Martin Lang & Noah O'Ryan (Communication Studies)
Community Documentary Film Production
Chuck Niederriter& Jill Malecha (Physics)
Charaterizing a New Wind Delivery System
Laura Triplett& Connor Smith (Geology)
Monitoring Program of the Minnesota River
2015-16 Grants Awarded
Lauren Hecht & Matt Broschard (Psychological Science)
Building an Olfactometer to Determine Neural Mechanisms of Attention
Jeff La Frenierre & Helen Thompson (Geography)
Hydrological Implications of Glacier Retreat on Andean Volcanoes
Baker Lawley & Laura Isdahl (English)
Found a Gustavus Literary Magazine
Michele Rusinko & McKayla Murphy and Jordan Lovestrand (Theatre and Dance)
Amy Seham & Leah Soule (Theatre and Dance)
Oral Histories and Analysis of Social Justice Theatre at Gustavus: Making a Difference Then and Now
2014-15 Grants Awarded
Kristian Braekkan & Victoria Sowa (Economics and Management)
Leila Brammer & Mariah Wika (Communication Studies)
Jon Grinnell & Anthony Massaro (Biology)
Gather Bison Behavior Data for Research
Lisa Heldke & Samantha Manick and Jens Thomsen (Philosophy)
Role of Food in the Educational Mission of Gustavus?
Sun Hee Lee & Brittany Knutson (English)
Gender in Post 9/11 Literature
Brandy Russell & Ciolleen Caldwell (Chemistry)
Study of Marine Worm Nereis Diversicolor
2013-14 Grants Awarded
Ana Adams & Avery Wallace (Spanish; LALACS; and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies)
16th century – early 17th century colonial manuscript
Betsy Byers & Cameron Jarvis (Art & Art History)
Eric Dugdale & Laurel Boman and Karl Grant (Classics)
Euripides’ Medea for the Oxford Greek and Latin College Commentaries
Robert Kendrick & Justin Feit (English and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies)
Bureaucracy and Greek Tragedy in The Wire”
Stephanie Otto & Maggie King (Health & Exercise Science)
Bone Mineral Density
Sean Cobb & Abigail Huff (English)
Introductory Film Studies Textbook
2012-13 Grants Awarded
Julie Bartley & Tara Selly (Geology)
Fossilization Trajectory (termed taphonomy) of Modern (living) Organisms
Leila Brammer & Anna Morton (Communication Studies)
Public Discourse Students
Pamela Kittelson & Mike Howe (Biology)
Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystems
Micah Maatman & Jessica Van Kempen (Theatre/Dance)
The Design of a new Production in Physical Theatre for the Minnesota Fringe Festival 2012
Kristian Petersen & Claire Curran (Religion)
Contemporary Islamic Movements Through The Media
2011-12 Grants Awarded
Priscilla Briggs & Blong Lor (Art/Art History)
Video and Photo-based Artworks
Jeff Dahlseid & Xiao Xiu (Biology/Chemistry)
Dan Moos & Alyssa Ringdal (Education)
Supporting Self-regulated Learning in the Classroom: Past, Present, and Future
Amanda Nienow & Maja Johnson (Chemistry)
Photolysis of Imidazolinone Herbacides on Cuticle Waxes
Dwight Stoll & Tuan Tran (Chemistry)
Characterization of Carbon-laminated Silicas for use in Hydrophilic interaction Liquid Chromatography