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Q: I participated in the Virtual Research Symposium last year. Can I use that research/poster to compete for the Research Scholarship this year?
A: No. You must participate in this year's Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium to be eligible to compete for the Research Scholarship. The Symposium only accepts new research projects - i.e. research that has not been shared at a past CSR Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Q: I participated in a regional conference. Can I compete for the Research Scholarship?Yes. You must, however, also participate in the CSR Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium in order to be eligible to compete for the scholarship. Any research shared at local/regional/national/international conference can be shared at the CSR Symposium, though it must be presented as a research poster.
Q: Can I still compete for the Research Scholarship if I'm unable to attend the Virtual Symposium?
A: No. The Research Scholarship is offered in conjunction with the Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Attendance of, and active participation in, the Symposium is an important part of your development as a scholar. Scholarship winners will also be announced the night of the Symposium and we would like all winners to be present.
Q: How does evaluation or judging for the Scholarship work?
A: Evaluation will start after the application deadline.
Reflection Questions: A panel of librarians will review and score Reflection Essays/Question.
Research Poster and Interview: Interviews will take place via Zoom between 4/1 and 4/6. These recorded interviews and research posters will be reviewed and scored by faculty judges.
Points for Faculty Statements of Support will be awarded as they are submitted by faculty sponsors.
Total points from the 3 evaluation criteria will be tabulated ahead of the Symposium.
Q: Why do I have to submit my poster with my Scholarship application?
A: We are asking you to submit your poster with your application to ensure that our volunteer faculty judges have plenty of time to review and score them. This is a time intensive process and needs to occur ahead of the Symposium in order for us to be able to announce winners that evening.
Q: How will I know if my faculty sponsor has submitted their Statement of Support?
A: You will be notified by Award organizers via email when your Faculty Statement of Support is received.
Q: When will award winners be announced?
A: Award winners will be announced at the end of the Symposium.
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