A suggested internship pay rate is $15 per hour, but may need to be adjusted for institutional equity commensurate with applicant experience.
The internship can support up to eight weeks at full-time effort (40 hours per week). The actual hours per week and the specific weeks chosen within the prescribed window are left up to the applicants.
The internship must occur between April 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
Funded applicants, both the student intern and the mentor/supervisor, are expected to each independently write and submit a brief end-of-project report summarizing their thoughts on the internship, discussing the projects they worked on, and providing any suggestions about how the program and experience might be improved in the future. Awardees may download the reporting documents here: Download Reporting Documents. These reports should be submitted directly to Dr. Czar Crofcheck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application requirements assume both the company and the student(s) are already known to each other. If that isn’t the case, students and companies are encouraged to reach out to Rosemary Fama at email@example.com with specified educational expectations by February 4, 2019. KY NSF EPSCoR staff will attempt to contact participants with matching interests so that a complete application can be developed by March 1. A matching of interests cannot be assured and should not be expected.
RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR) TRAINING:
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Our NSF sponsor requires that, ‘‘each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.” Please be advised that if awarded, a certification of completion of RCR training for all of the aforementioned participants, consistent with the sub-awarded institution’s policies, will need to be provided to KY NSF EPSCoR (firstname.lastname@example.org) before a subcontracted award can be fully executed.
Proposal Application Requirements:
(1) Provide a statement certifying that a RCR training plan for the applying organization is in place. If the applying organization does not have a RCR training plan in place, a statement certifying they will create and implement a RCR training plan in the event they are awarded should be provided. (Training plans are not required to be included in proposals but institutions are advised that they are subject to review, upon request.)
(2) An institution must designate one or more persons to oversee compliance with the RCR training requirement. Identify these designees by name and provide their contact information.