Undergraduate Research Creativity Faculty Mentorship Awards

Faculty Mentorship Awards

The awards recognize excellence in faculty engagement with undergraduate researchers and is sponsored by Kutztown University's Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Advisory Board and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects.

Each award carries $500 in professional development funds.

The twofold purpose of the awards is to raise awareness of all the outstanding undergraduate research that is taking place on campus and beyond, whether in local forests or streams, or much farther away and to reward, recognize and celebrate these impressive achievements.

2023-2024 Timeline:

Nominations Deadline: March 1, 2024. Submission Form 

Announcement and Notification of Recipients: The announcement and Notification of Recipients will take place on April 17, 2024.                                                                       

Candidates may be nominated by a colleague or self-nominate, but all candidates must submit the following three items, and only these three items

  • A personal statement (written by the candidate) of 500 words. The statement should include an explanation of their UGRC mentorship philosophy and how the candidate supports UGRC in teaching. 
    • Candidates should also address how their work corresponds to one or more of the following areas
      • Including course-based research experiences
      • Building strong research groups
      • Supporting individual thesis projects
      • Conducting research in the scholarship of undergraduate research
      • Supporting faculty development in undergraduate research
      • Broadening opportunities for URG for performing and disseminating undergraduate research
  • A C.V., no longer than two pages, that highlights that candidate’s professional work with UGRC
  • One letter of support. The candidate decides if this is from a student or colleague.