2018/2019 WKU Students Partnering with Faculty (SpF) Research Program

& WKU Students Partnering with Staff (SpS) Research Program

WENZHOU-KEAN UNIVERSITY

Office for Research and Sponsored Programs

Students Partnering with Faculty (SpF) Research Program Application

Students Partnering with Staff (SpS) Research Program Application

The mission of the Wenzhou-Kean University Office for Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to grow the research enterprise throughout the University with an emphasis on faculty-student research and a focus on securing external funding.

The ORSP is now calling for Students Partnering with Faculty (SpF) research proposals and  Students Partnering with Staff (SpS) research proposals for academic year 2018/2019.  The research topic could be proposed by either students or faculty/staff, but must be supervised by at least a full-time WKU faculty member or a full-time WKU staff member who serves as the Principal Adviser and is responsible for managing the project.  In order to promote research collaboration among faculty/staff, a co-adviser may be nominated by the Principal Adviser.  Since one of the primary goals of SpF/SpS program is to train students on research-related skills, priority will be given to upper-level students pursuing a graduate study.

Maximum available funding: CNY 30,000/project

Project duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Number of students: 2 (two) to 6 (six) students per project

Eligibility

Principal Advisers must:

  • Be full-time faculty at Wenzhou-Kean University (Lecturer I & II are also eligible).
  • Be full-time staff at Wenzhou-Kean University
  • Be employed until December 2019 (as per date of the expiration date of new contract).

Co-Advisers (if any) must:

  • Be full-time faculty at Wenzhou-Kean University (Lecturer I & II are also eligible).
  • Be full-time staff at Wenzhou-Kean University
  • Be employed until December 2019 (as per date of the expiration of new contract), or have intention to work until that time (proof of submitted re-appointment application).

Students must:

  • Be upper-level students at Wenzhou-Kean University with GPA > 3.0. or,
  • Be sophomores with GPA > 3.3, and joined by one upper-level students in the same project.

P.S.  Those who received SpF fund in 2017/18 must meet at least a “satisfactory” outcome (e.g. published work, tangible products, academic conference attending reports, etc.); otherwise can’t participate in SpF/SpS this year. 

Number of supported projects:  At least 10 (ten) SpF projects and at most 10 (ten) SpS projects may be supported in 2018/2019.

P.S. The allocation is based on merit, not quota per discipline.

Application Deadline: October 19th, 2018

Restrictions on the Number of Applications:

  • Each eligible tenure-track faculty with the rank of Assistant Professor or above may serve as a Principal Adviser for up to 2 (two) SpF projects.
  • Each eligible full-time Lecturer may serve as a Principal Adviser in one SpF project only.
  • Each eligible full-time faculty member may serve as a Principal and/or Co-Adviser for a total of up to 3 (three) SpF projects.
  • Each eligible full-time staff may serve as a Principal Advisor in one SpS project only.
  • Each eligible tenured faculty with the rank of Assistant Professor or above may serve as a Principal Adviser for up to two SpF projects and co-advise unlimited number of SpF projects.

Project Evaluation:

  • First round review: two external reviewers will evaluate each proposal. The maximum score of this evaluation is 100 points. All proposals scoring 70 points or above will be further evaluated in the second round.
  • Second round review: the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and ORSP will review the projects scoring 70 points or above in the second round, according to the overall budget, faculties’ previous research contributions, etc., and make a final decision of the sponsored projects.

WKU SpF Natural Science Application Form

WKU SpF Social Science Application Form

SpF Evaluation Criteria