Request for Proposals, Deadline November 1, 2017

Student Opportunities for Undergraduate Research (SOAR)

To encourage undergraduate research on the VCSU campus, funding has been set aside for projects via the VCSU SOAR program.

The total dollars that can be requested per proposal may not exceed $1,250 (maximum of $1,000 in salary for the student plus a maximum of $250 for expenses).

Proposals for projects should be written in consultation with a Faculty mentor that you select.  Please consult the SOAR Scoring Rubric to know what items to emphasize in your writing.

For application form and guidelines, please visit:

Exemplar proposals submitted previously at VCSU can be found as:

All proposals must be submitted by 5 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Faculty mentors are expected to complete the Faculty Mentor Recommendation form which is made available through a link on the Application page.

For answers to any questions, contact or any members of the SOAR Advisory Council with questions: