1997-98 Research Fellowships in Japan

Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan, is now inviting applications for participation in its 1997-1998 research fellowship program. Under this program, established for the purpose of encouraging international academic exchange, scholars from abroad who desire to utilize Rikkyo's research organization and facilities can engage in joint research with members of Rikkyo's faculty or pursue their own specific research in the humanities, the social sciences, or natural sciences; the specific subject of the research must be one that is compatible with the resources available at Rikkyo University.

Applicants must be under 45 years of age as of April 1, 1997. The term of fellowship is 3-8 months (between April 1, 1997 and March 31, 1998). The fellowship provides regular economy class air fare and a stipend. The closing date for applications is June 30, 1996. Further details, including application forms, may be obtained from: Elva Power at the Office of International Programs, 133 Bennett Hall, or phone, 898-1640.

The Rose Undergraduate Research Award

The Rose Foundation has generously provided a gift, known as the Rose Undergraduate Research Award Fund, whose income recognizes outstanding achievement in research by students in any of the undergraduate schools and by the faculty who advise them. The Rose Fund is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences, with awards made annually on a competitive basis by the Council of Undergraduate Deans.

To be considered for a Rose Award, a research project must be nominated by a member of the faculty. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 15, 1996. Nominations consist of the faculty letter of nomination accompanied by an application form prepared by the student. Students may pick up the application form in their school or departmental offices. Students should complete the application and submit it to the faculty member who will be nominating the project. If the nomination is initiated by the faculty member, he or she should ensure that the student has filled out an application to accompany the letter of nomination.

The faculty letter of nomination should address the quality, the originality and the importance of the student's research. It should not exceed three (3) pages. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of faculty who will make recommendations to the Council of Undergraduate Deans.

All undergraduate research projects are eligible for the Rose Award; they need not have been funded by the Nassau Fund or by other undergraduate research grant in order to qualify for recognition. Depending upon the income available, up to five awards of up to $1500 each will be made each year, with an additional award of up to $500 to the faculty advisor(s) of each project. In cases where there are multiple student research investigators and/or advisors, the awards will be divided among the participants. The criteria used in judging the projects will be the quality, the originality, and the importance of the research.

Submissions are due Monday, April 15, 1996. Awards will be announced by the Council of Undergraduate Deans before Commencement and publicized in the appropriate campus media. Applications may be obtained from the undergraduate deans:

College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Robert Rescorla
Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
133 South 36th Street/Mezzanine

School of Engineering & Applied Science
Dr. David Pope
Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
109 Towne Building

School of Nursing
Dr. Mary Naylor
Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
475 Nursing Education Building

Wharton School
Dr. Richard Herring
Office of the Vice Dean Wharton Undergraduate Division
1100 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall


March 26, 1996
Volume 42 Number 25

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