The CUNY Research Scholars Program at Queensborough Community College

The CUNY Research Scholars Program at Queensborough Community College

QCC CUNY Research Scholars Program Mentors and Students at 10-06-17 Orientation
QCC CUNY Research Scholars Program Mentors and Students at 10-21-16 Orientation

Meet the 2017-18 Cohort

New Applications will be accepted starting September 2018

The Undergraduate Research Committee at Queensborough invites faculty-student teams to apply for the 2017-2018 CUNY Research Scholars Program. The application must be submitted by a QCC faculty member. This program provides funding for students to engage in individual research projects with faculty mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Social science. Full-time associate degree students at any level of their academic career with a minimum GPA of 2.7 can participate.

The 2017-2018 cycle of the program will provide funding for thirty student-faculty pairs in the form of a $5,000 stipend for each student and $1,200 for the faculty mentor. Faculty will be funded to mentor or co-mentor a maximum of two students.

Successful student applicants are expected to participate in the laboratory (or computer laboratory) experience for one full academic year plus a summer and complete 400 hours of research/independent study. In addition to participating in research, student interns are expected to attend workshops on laboratory safety, responsible conduct in Research and weekly research/scientific career related workshops. Student interns are also expected to present a poster/talk at the college level in the fall semester and at the CUNY summer symposium. Student interns who do not complete the entire program and attend the program events will not qualify for the entire stipend.

STEM and Social Sciences faculty members who plan to mentor undergraduate research students this year are invited to apply for these scholarships together with their student mentees. Guidelines for mentor applications and Information sessions will be held in CETL (Room L-313) on Friday, September 8th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am as well as in S-420 on Wednesday, September 13th from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm. Student mentees are welcome to attend these events.

Additional program guidelines (PDF) opens in a new window

The deadline for submitting complete applications with faculty and student information is 11:59 pm on Friday September 15, 2017. Please submit a faculty application opens in a new window. Research students will be e-mailed a separate link to submit their information upon submission of the faculty application. A review process will be conducted and the recipients of the scholarships will be announced no later than Monday, October 2nd.

Sharon Lall-Ramnarine
Campus Director for the CUNY Research Scholars Program
Campus Coordinator for Undergraduate Research
Department of Chemistry, Science Building 442
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: 718-281-5572; Fax: 718-281-5078

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