Your proposal should be approximately 4-6 pages (double-spaced) and organized in three sections as outlined below. Use subheadings or numbers to delineate the sections and be sure to address the elements listed for each section.
Sections 1 and 2 must be written in narrative form -- DO NOT format these sections as a series of questions and answers or set of bullet points. Section 3 can be written either in narrative form or as a set of bullet points or subsections.
- Plan for the two years of the program
- What is the topic or overarching theme?
- What elements do you plan to incorporate (research, internships, conferences, etc.)?
- How does your plan relate to your intended major and/or minor and to specific courses you have taken or plan to take?
- How will you engage with your faculty mentor(s) throughout the project?
- How does your faculty mentor's expertise relate to your plan? (If you have worked with or taken classes with your mentor, please note this.)
- If applicable, discuss relevant literature or previous findings
- How would the Stamps Scholars program enhance your overall academic experience?
- How would you plan to use the funding available through the program? (provide a summary but not an itemized budget)
- How has your background in academics and/or other areas prepared you for this?
- What is your plan for gaining any other relevant background skills or knowledge that you do not currently have?
- Other considerations:
- Do you anticipate any language and/or cultural barriers?
- Are there any potential safety concerns?
- Will you need to complete any training or certifications?
- Anything else you feel is relevant to your plan?