GI Undergraduate Research Program

1. Relationship to UAF program
     a. It is expected that UAF will develop curriculum courses for students to learn and
         practice elements of research technique and methodology. The GI will provide
         activities that build on the foundation laid by these classes.

2. Overview of the GI program
     a. This will provide opportunities for undergraduates to join a project group within the GI.
     b. Undergraduates working for a research project will be a paid internship
         (at student assistantship rates).
     c. Interns will be participants in faculty-directed research project(s) rather than
         conducting personally selected research.
     d. Internships could be for a semester or exceed a year, depending on motivation,
         performance and funding.
     e. Each intern will be assigned to a supervisor/mentor, either faculty or graduate student.
     f. The supervisor/mentor will report on student progress once per semester.
     g. Interns with a reviewed presentation may travel to an out-of-state research meeting.

3. Funding
     a. Research project leaders are expected to find funding opportunities through their
         external research grants/contracts or internally advertised scholarship competitions.
     b. The Director’s Office may make additional resources to assist the program.
     c. Travel funds for interns will normally be provided through grants/contracts or
         scholarship resources. Hardship cases will be considered by the Director’s Office.

4. Management
     a. Admission of undergraduate students to a research project shall be decided by the
         leading faculty member.
     b. Assignment of supervisor/mentor shall be determined by consensus among
         participating faculty.
     c. Review of interns wishing to continue beyond one semester will be conducted by
         research project faculty.

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