1.Working with Undergraduate Researchers and Scholars Faculty who work with undergraduates in research and inquiry should consider providing alternative assignments which do not require them to be on campus for the next few weeks. Group meetings can be conducted virtually, and mentoring can occur through Webex, email or phone. Suggestions for remote research assignments could include completing or revising a literature review, preparing an annotated bibliography, assigning readings of research articles and/or book chapters with summary reports, preparing sections that go into a manuscript or thesis, or analyzing and interpreting previously collected data. Students can also use this time to update their research compliance trainings e.g., CITI training, or request to participate in research workshops through OURIs canvas workshops site. Creative solutions may be necessary to help students work on projects. We are asking faculty to proactively reach out to their students to provide guidance during this time, and be as flexible as possible if there are barriers related to their continued participation (e.g. limited access to internet from home or no/limited access to software, etc.)
3.Undergraduate Research Grants OURI will extend the deadline for submissions to the Undergraduate Research Grants program to Monday March 23rd to accommodate additional time for faculty and students to work collaboratively on submitting an undergraduate research grant. Grants can be submitted through Fluid Review.