The Center for Integrative Studies is pleased to announce the eleventh annual “Magnus the Good” Awards. Open to projects from any discipline or combination of disciplines, Magnus the Good Awards are intended to encourage student and faculty collaboration. One or more awards of up to $3000 each, to support collaborative, student-faculty projects during the 2013-14 academic year, will be announced by March 1, 2013.
Awards for the 2013-14 academic year have been completed, see front page for this announcement. Watch for announcement in late fall for the 2014-15 academic year proposals. If you have questions about the award or process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background : This award, initiated in 2003, is made possible by the “Magnus the Good Endowed Fund,” established by friends of the former Paracollege. It honors several important values of the college, including (1) that faculty and students learn well when they collaborate in one-on-one partnerships for research and/or reflection, and (2) that students learn well through having opportunities to apply and extend classroom learning.
The Award : Open to projects from any discipline or combination of disciplines, this award may support either research projects or innovative applications of learning. The funds may:
- help with specific costs of proposed research, such as supplies or travel;
- fund presentation of the results of research at appropriate forums;
- provide financial support that enables a student to carry out the proposed project;
- provide incidental materials support for the faculty member involved.
Applicants are encouraged to suggest new ways to use the grant to further student-faculty collaborations.
Although the Award usually encourages collaborations between a single faculty member and a single student, projects may involve a faculty member and up to three students. The Award is for projects planned with students returning for the 2013-14 academic year; graduating seniors are not eligible.
The selection committee seeks to award projects that are built on actual collaborative work between students and faculty rather than student work supervised by a faculty member, or faculty work in which the student assists.
Work on projects may begin in summer or fall 2013, but must be completed by May 15, 2014.
Application : Students and faculty apply for a Magnus the Good Award as a team. Applications should include a description of the research or activity envisioned, a budget for the project specifying how an award of up to $3000 would be used, the projected outcome of the project, and a plan for public presentation of project outcomes.
Selection : The award will be made by a committee convened by the director of the Center for Integrative Studies.
Application Deadline : Please send notice of your intent to apply to email@example.com. Completed proposals should be sent electronically to to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to the CIS office in Tomson Hall 283 by Monday, February 25, 2012.