Example of Strong Proposals
Art Therapy Applicant
The sample presented here is an example of a "creative inquiry", heavily based in the practice of discipline-centered research. The application was supplemented with two relevant references (one from the mentor, another from the community partner specifically assigned to the project) Additionally, this applicant supplied a detailed resume outlining coursework, GPA, credits taken, a list of relevant coursework and the name of the faculty instructor for each.
Finally, each applicant must submit a signed copy of the Student Research Fund Application Form. The Director for Student Research needs this permission to verify the 3.0 GPA and that the student has completed coursework with strong grades. Normally, students must complete 60 credits prior ro applying for an Ebben, or Summer Research Program, grant. In extenuating circumstances, this requirement may be waived. In the event of a particularly competitive grant application environment, please know that the quality of the application coupled with a particularly strong and thorough reference will outweigh the 60 credit requirement.
Preference will be given to first time applicants.