Call for Proposals

Beginning with the nineteenth annual award year (2021), the “Magnus the Good” Collaborative Fellowship Awards will be managed by the CURI (Collaborative Undergraduate Research & Inquiry) office . 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 will be granted, to support collaborative, student-faculty projects during the 2021-22 academic year.

The selection committee seeks to award projects that are built around 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 as early as June 2021, but must be completed by May 1, 2022.

Application : Students and faculty apply for a Magnus the Good Collaborative Fellowship as a team. Applications should include a description of the research or activity envisioned, a total 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 or dissemination of project outcomes.

Each proposal should include

  • the names of the proposers;
  • the title of the proposed project;
  • a full description of the project, as well as an abstract that can be used for announcements and other public uses;
  • a total budget for the project, including the place of a Magnus the Good award in the project budget;
    • Note: If the project will receive additional funding from other sources, the proposal should include an explanation of how all funds will be allocated in the project budget.
  • a statement from each collaborator about their interest in and expected contribution to the project and how the project fits into their other interests and academic careers;
  • a statement of how the results of the project will be shared with the public.

Selection : The award will be made by a committee convened by the CURI director.

Application Deadline :

  • Friday, February 19: Student-faculty collaborative teams should communicate their intent to apply to curi@stolaf.edu early in the process of putting together an application.
  • Monday, March 8: Final proposals are due electronically to curi@stolaf.edu .
  • Monday, March 29, 2021: Recipients of Magnus the Good Collaborative Fellowships for 2021-22 will be announced.

Questions or Further Information : Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak (ktp@stolaf.edu), or see Advice for Applicants.