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Jamie Crait

Program Director, WRSP

Ag-C, Rm 5007

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: craitj@uwyo.edu

__________________________

Tabatha Spencer

Project Coordinator, UW Science Initiative

A&S Rm 152A

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4447

Email: tspence5@uwyo.edu

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Award and Program Details

Who is eligible to apply to the program? 

  • The program is open university-wide to undergraduates enrolled full-time in STEM programs including physical sciences, social sciences, mathematics and statistics, health sciences, agricultural sciences, and engineering.

  • The program is open to students of all class standings including incoming freshmen, incoming transfer students, and currently enrolled UW students. 

 

How do I apply?

  • Applications for Summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 Academic Year are currently closed for upperclassmen. Incoming Freshman students, please fill out this application form and send to Jamie Crait at craitj@uwyo.edu.  Incoming Freshman applications will be accepted throughout the summer and will be reviewed on a rolling basis (as they are received).

  • Application instructions for UW upperclassmen and transfer students can be found at the following link: http://www.uwyo.edu/wrsp/applications/

  

What does a Wyoming Research Scholar award cover and how much is awarded?

Funding awarded to Research Scholars is intended to be used for:

  • student salary (paid at $10.00/hour) while working on research projects

  • expenses, including research support (e.g. lab supplies for student project) and travel to meetings/conferences (it is highly recommended that juniors and seniors plan to attend at least one professional conference per year)

 

The chart below outlines the maximum award amounts based on class standing. These numbers are only upper limits. Actual award amounts are determined based on student funding proposals. Flexing between categories without going over the totals can also be done (ex. some students need more summer salary than academic year salary, some students have labor intensive projects with no supplies expenses, etc.). Participating faculty mentors also receive a small stipend. 

 

Salary

Expenses (research support and conference travel)

Total

Freshman

$2,000

$1,000

$3,000

Sophomore

$4,500

$2,200

$6,700

Junior

$5,500

$2,500

$8,000

Senior

$6,000

$3,000

$9,000

  

What kind of requirements are there to stay in the program? 

  • Maintain a 3.3 grade point average and make consistent progress as a full-time student toward a 4-year degree

  • Enroll in a 1-credit seminar class during the fall semester (new students only) to study the scientific process, ethics, public speaking, and writing

  • Participate in UW Undergraduate Research Day

  • Perform at least 7 hours of science outreach per year (3 hours for freshman). Outreach can include visiting K-12 schools to talk about your research and life as a college student; helping with science activities for K-12 students at schools or other organizations (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, etc.); giving talks about your research to non-scientists; and/or helping with any University sponsored science programs, including Women in Science, Discovery Days, and State Science Fair; etc.  

 

Are these awards renewable? 

They are! Current students must fill out a separate renewal application every spring. Our intention is for students to continue in the program throughout their undergraduate careers. 

 

Are these awards combinable with funding from other campus research programs (like EPSCOR, McNair, NASA, etc.)? 

They are! We do ask that students coordinate with our office and use up funding from other sources before switching to the WRSP funding but we are always happy to accept students involved in multiple programs. 

 

 

For further questions or concerns, please contact WRSP Director Jamie Crait (craitj@uwyo.edu).

Contact Us

Jamie Crait

Program Director, WRSP

Ag-C, Rm 5007

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: craitj@uwyo.edu

__________________________

Tabatha Spencer

Project Coordinator, UW Science Initiative

A&S Rm 152A

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4447

Email: tspence5@uwyo.edu

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