Proposals for Summer Student Research Projects are due in the Dean's Office (Union 262) by noon on the second Monday of March.
The Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research program provides opportunity for Luther students to engage in collaborative research projects with Luther faculty members during the two months of Luther's summer session (June/July). All returning Luther students (current juniors, sophomores, and first-year students), in any major, are eligible to apply. Each full grant provides a stipend of $375 per week for eight weeks of research work for a total of $3,000 to the student, with an expectation of at least 36 and no more than 40 hours of work per week. On-campus shared housing for the student is also provided, along with up to $500 for project expenses, and $500 in faculty development funds for the faculty member. Proposals for smaller or shorter research projects will be considered. Project proposals must be written and submitted jointly by the student and faculty member. Priority is given to meritorious proposals from teams involving students who have not previously been funded through this program.
In addition, there is limited funding available to enable junior or senior students to undertake independent scholarship, investigation, or creative activities in any field related to their college studies. These proposals should be designed and carried out by the student applicant (not faculty-proposed or designed research) and should include a budget outline in addition to the project narrative.