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Distinctive Undergraduate Experience Research (DUER) Fund

In Fall 2008, the Department created a Distinctive Undergraduate Experience Research (DUER) Fund to support important undergraduate scholarly research. The goal of this award is to encourage the academic development, research skills, and professionalization of undergraduate Anthropology, Sociology, and Health Administration and Policy (HAPP) majors through small financial awards. This program is consistent with the UMBC emphasis on creating a distinctive
undergraduate experience.

Application:

To apply for an award, a student must submit a single page description of the purpose of the request, the expected benefit, and an itemized budget. The description also should include other sources of support requested and/or received for the project. Students must explore other sources of funding prior to submitting a proposal to the department (e.g., the Office of Undergraduate Education, the UGA, etc). A department faculty member must be willing to serve as a sponsor of the project/activity and submit a letter of support.

All documents should be submitted to Cathy McDonnell, Department Coordinator, who will process the application for departmental review and decision.

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact:

Cathy McDonnell, Program Coordinator
cat@umbc.edu
410-455-5936
PUP 227

Flyer:

DUER AWARD

Gill Award

The Gill Award is awarded bi-annually. Faculty select recipients based on service in the program and GPA. This award is for graduate students.

Lewis Award

The Lewis scholarship is awarded annually. Faculty select recipients based on academic excellence. This award is for undergraduate students.

Outstanding Students

The Outstanding Student Award is awarded annually. Faculty select recipients based on service in the major and GPA. This award is for undergraduate students.