Date: December 4, 2012
To: Faculty and Students
From: Bart D. Finzel, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs and Dean
Subject: Student Research Awards: UMM Bos Research Award and the Owen and Frances Tate Memorial Award
Deadline: February 15, 2013
I invite students to apply for two awards offered by UMM to promote student research and scholarship: The UMM Bos Research Fund Award and/or the Owen and Frances Tate Memorial Award.
The UMM Bos Research Fund
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean
invites students to apply for the UMM Bos Research
Fund, which has been established to enhance the successful
undergraduate research experiences of UMM students.
Funds are available to cover expenses for undergraduate travel
expenses related to research, with preference for expenses
related to presentation of research/scholarship at
conferences or similar. Highest preference will be given
for travel expenses related to research/scholarly presentations
followed by travel expenses related to data acquisition.
Other expenses related to research or other scholarly
activity would be considered only if funds permit and
other sources have been explored.
Typically, awards will not exceed 50% of the total expenses,
so that more students can benefit from the fund. Meal
and food expenses will not be considered for the award.
A cap may be imposed on total expenses reimbursed when
groups of students apply to travel to the same meeting/conference.
Only students who are actually presenting will be reimbursed
through this fund.
All students are eligible to apply, including previous recipients
who may apply for a second award from the fund, although
first-time applications will be favored over previous recipients.
A preference will be given to Juniors and Seniors. The size
of the awards will be based on the number of applicants and
need. Awards will be given for travel occurring within the
same fiscal year as the decision.
Owen and Frances Tate Memorial Award
The purpose of this fund is to honor the memories of Owen
and Frances Tate (lifelong west central Minnesota
residents) and to support student-learning activities
at UMM that do not have other funding sources available.
The funds are awarded to cover travel expenses for students
presenting scholarly work at symposia and professional meetings,
or engaging in artistic activities, research projects,
or performances outside of the UMM campus community that
will showcase the University of Minnesota, Morris to a broader
The awards cover up to $500 of actual out-of-pocket
expenses incurred by the student, after applying for other resources,
not to exceed 50% of the total expenses. Students are
expected to secure funding for the other half of their
expenses from other sources, including personal sources,
the UMM Bos Research Fund, or other campus and divisional sources.
All students are eligible to apply, including previous
recipients who may apply for a second award from
the fund, although first-time applications will be
favored over previous recipients. Two awards of up
to $500 each will be given each year.
Students will receive reimbursement for documented expenses
following the activity being funded; the screening committee
will provide prior approval before the expenses are incurred.
The funds must be used within one calendar year of the award.
Recipients will be recognized in the annual Student Honors
and Awards program.
Application forms for both awards are available
on line at http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/acad_affairs/aavarious.html#studentresearch and
must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM, Friday,
February 15, 2013, to:
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean
315 Behmler Hall