South Dakota State University’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering is proud to provide hands-on learning experiences to both graduate and undergraduate students. As part of this learning strategy, the Future Innovators of America Fellowship is instituted to provide unique research opportunities for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Lohr College of Engineering.
The fellowship program—open to any full-time student enrolled in a B.S. degree program in the Lohr College of Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher—provides financial support to complete a short-term scholarly research project under the guidance of a faculty member or a research staff member in the Lohr College of Engineering. Selected students can receive up to $5,000—$4,500 as a stipend and $500 to cover the cost of lab supplies or travel to disseminate the results of their project. Up to 14 awards will be given out.
Eligible students should work with a potential project mentor to develop a brief research plan and submit an application to the head of the potential mentor’s department.
“The fellowship will support projects that exemplify the ‘learning by doing’ principle, leading to peer reviewed publications, while providing more experiential research opportunities for students,” said Rajesh Kavasseri, the associate dean for research of the Lohr College of Engineering. “Successful implementation of this program is also expected to strengthen the overall research portfolio of the Lohr College of Engineering.”
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on November 5, 2022.
A personal background (“narrative”) and future goals statement (limit to one page)
A research plan statement (limit to two pages)
Successful FIA Fellowship projects are expected to lead one or more of the following:
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