The Kell Container Corporation Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research
The Deadline for the 2013-2014 Scholarship application has been extended to April 5, 2013
Students may no longer be nominated, but must write their own application, with assistance of their mentor. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate student initiative and originality of student thought.
2012 Kell Container Scholarship Winner
Ashley Van Galen was awarded the Kell Container Corporation Scholarship for her project, "Investigating the Fragments of Methanobactin Molecules."
(Ashley working in the lab)
This scholarship was created and is endowed through the generosity of Kell Container Corporation of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in order to offer a premier award for an undergraduate student who is involved in faculty/student research collaboration at UW-Eau Claire. The $2,500 scholarship will be supplemented with project expenses for a student stipend, supplies, and travel. The faculty mentor will receive a $2,300 stipend during the project period. These supplements to the scholarship will be awarded as a Faculty/Student Research Collaboration or Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates grant through the Office of Research and Sponsered Programs.
The recipient will be an undergraduate student with junior or senior standing at UW-Eau Claire during the award period. The recipient will have conducted outstanding collaborative research or demonstrated the potential for outstanding undergraduate research. Students from all disciplines may apply.
D. Application Procedure:
Students must apply for this scholarship directly, with assistance from their faculty/staff mentor(s).
New Online Application Process
The Kell Container Scholarship application will now be processed in the BPLogix eForm system using electronic stamps associated with your university ID as your signature.For more information about BPLogix and instructions, see our Eforms page.Click here to log in to BP Logix using your UW-Eau Claire ID and password.
Initiating the Form
The student must initiate the Kell Container Scholarship form.To start an Eform, select ORSP from the Start New Form tab.Then select Kell Containter Scholarship.Fill out the form.Supporting documentation can be uploaded as an attachment to the form.Fill in the names of the individuals in the routing order area at the bottom using the userpicker button.This must be done prior to submitting the application to ensure that those in the routing process have access to the form to approve it.
Submit the application when complete.When you click 'Submit' or 'Send", the form will be routed to the next person in the workflow who must approve the form before it is sent to ORSP.The initiator should receive an email that confirms the form has been submitted along with a PDF of the form.If you do not receive the email or have any questions about this, please contact ORSP or 715-836-34015.NOTE:Any person in the workflow can generate the form to PDF by selecting "Print" at the bottom of the form, and printing to Cute PDF.
If you need to pause before finishing the form, click "Save to Edit Later".The form will remain accessible from the My Tasks tab.Once you submit the form, it may be tracked, but NOT changed, in the View Forms in Process tab.
The application should consist of:
1.A letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor who is familiar with the student's research and potential.
2.Evidence of student academic standing as indicated in an official transcript of all college-level course work.
3.Evidence of financial need, if applicable.Attach a copy of your Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
4.A student resume, including past research accomplishments.
5.A brief faculty vita
6.A plan for proposed collaborative research to be accomplished during the award period.The narrative should be written for an audience of non-specialists in the area of study.It should include clear statements of the:
b.Project Description and its relationship to the state of knowledge in the field
c.Significance of the proposed project
d.Nature and extent of student involvement
e.Plan for disseminating the results
f.List of literature cited
The narrative should be no more than 5 pages, have a minimum of 1 inch margins on all sides, be in Times New Roman, 12 point font and double-spaced.
E. Application Deadline:
One copy of all application materials is due in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by March 15 or the next working day if this date falls on a weekend or holiday. Applicants should obtain signatures of endorsement from their faculty mentor and department chair (or equivalents) prior to submitting the proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
This scholarship will be administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research. The selection committee will consist of faculty members with representation from each college represented in the applicant pool. This committee will select the recipient on a best qualified basis and in accordance with donor guidelines established by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the end of the spring semester, and the scholarship will be awarded for the next academic year.
The Kell Container Corporation Scholarship recipient will provide a report by the end of the Fall semester indicating progress made on the proposed collaborative research. Positive review of this report will serve as the basis for continued scholarship support during the Spring semester. The Kell Scholar will also be expected to participate in the annual UW-Eau Claire Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity.