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"Francis P. Duvinage" <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:47:47 -0500
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Subject: ACC Summer Undergraduate Research Award

Are you a University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate planning to
conduct research this summer 2014 under the mentorship of a professor at an
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) University other than UMD?

One (1) grant of $5,000 is available to support one (1) UMD student planning
to conduct summer research at an ACC campus (not including Maryland) this
summer 2014. This grant will be competitively available to students who have
already arranged, or can arrange by April 18, a summer research placement at
an ACC University (other than UMD), under the mentorship of a faculty mentor
at that University. This funding is being made available through the ACCIAC
Summer Collaborative Research Award program of the Inter-institutional
Academic Collaborative of the Atlantic Coast Athletic Conference (ACCIAC).

ACC Universities include:

Boston College
Clemson University
Duke University
Florida State University
Georgia Tech
University of Miami
University of North Carolina
North Carolina State University
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
Syracuse University
University of Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University

Eligibility: You must be an enrolled UMD undergraduate at the time of
application, and you must be planning to be an enrolled UMD undergraduate in
fall 2014. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. You must not already have
obtained other comparable funding for their proposed summer research
experience; students with comparable funding for their summer research
experience will not be eligible for this grant.

To apply for consideration please submit the following electronically to
[log in to unmask] no later than April 18, 2014, with the subject line “ACC

-- A two-page, single space proposal (maximum) concisely describing your
research aims and how you plan to carry these out. Please follow these
guidelines for your proposal: If you have already
written a proposal in a different format but with comparable content, you may
submit that instead.

-- An unofficial UMD transcript; if you are a transfer student at UMD, also
include an unofficial transcript from your transfer institution.

-- A letter or email from your proposed mentor at an ACC institution
supporting your proposed summer research plans. This letter or email should
specifically discuss your proposed summer research and make clear the
proposed mentor’s role. (This should be sent directly by your proposed
mentor at an ACC University to [log in to unmask])

-- One letter or email of support from a UMD faculty member who knows your
academic abilities well. (This should be sent directly by the UMD faculty
member to [log in to unmask])

-- A list of any other funding opportunities you have applied for (but not
heard from by April 18, 2014) that could support this research (e.g. NSF
Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, etc.)

If you have any questions please direct them to [log in to unmask] with the
subject line “ACC SUMMER GRANT.”

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085

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