You could have a superb concept that may present stable analysis expertise for an honors scholar searching for a thesis subject — however want nationwide knowledge so your scholar can crunch the numbers. Or maybe a really small (and really dear) lens will assist a brand new line of undergraduate inquiry in your lab. The Honors School might help.
U of A college members are inspired to use for Honors College Faculty Equipment and Technology Grants, designed to assist scientific, tenured and tenure-track college buy specialised tools or know-how to advance undergraduate analysis on the College of Arkansas. Grants can be awarded as soon as per fiscal yr; this yr’s utility deadline is Sept. 25. Requests for as much as $5,000 can be thought-about.
“Our aim with these grants is to assist college get the instruments they should take undergraduate analysis to the subsequent stage,” mentioned Jennie Popp, affiliate dean of the Honors School. “Final yr, for instance, affiliate librarian Melanie Griffith used funding to buy a mini scanner that enables customers to scan supplies with an overhead lens, as an alternative of placing them on a flatbed scanner. That minimizes harm to supplies and is accessible free of charge to all Particular Collections researchers.”
The Honors School launched the brand new School Tools and Expertise Grants in 2016 and has awarded greater than $350,000 up to now. School members have used grant monies to buy supplies starting from a world-class, cutting-edge petroleum dataset to a machine that can be utilized to develop new applied sciences for counterfeit detection in jewellery, attire, artwork, medicine and extra.
This yr as much as $80,000 in grant funds can be awarded.
The grant is funded by a portion of the $300 million reward made by the Walton Household Charitable Assist Basis in 2002. The grants are designed to assist tenured and tenure-track college individually, or in groups, buy specialised tools or know-how that may make a transformational distinction of their undergraduate analysis applications. For extra data go to the Honors College website.