Research and Scholarship Defined
UGRASP at Southern Utah University defines undergraduate research and scholarship as those inquiry-based activities/projects which satisfy the following criteria:
- The project must make an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline
There needs to be some type of original product from the project. For example funds for completing a class assignment is not a valid project.
- Students must demonstrate at least partial ownership of the project.
UGRASP will not provide funding for students to simply work on a project assigned by a faculty member.
- The student must engage with the academic history of the discipline in which they are working.
- The project must be presentable in the format accepted by professionals within the discipline in which the student is working.
Not all projects are required to be presented at a professional meeting, but the project should be of a form mimicking those in the chosen discipline.
To satisfy the last criteria, students may disseminate the results of their project/activity via any of the following methods:
- Department symposium
- SUU's annual Festival of Excellence
- Local, Regional, National, or International conference/meeting/expo
- Campus publication
- Off-campus publication (not peer-reviewed)
- Off-campus publication (peer-reviewed)