Bass Connections creates opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to work alongside faculty to explore societal challenges through interdisciplinary research teams. The Bass Connections Student Research Award provides funds of up to $3,000 (for one to two students) or $5,000 (for groups of more than two students) to support student-directed research projects that meet one of the following parameters:
- Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed (or are completing) a Bass Connections year-long project team or summer program may propose to continue some aspect of the team’s work through a faculty-mentored research experience. Such research experiences may be either individual or collaborative, although collaborative projects are preferred.
- Students who have participated in Bass Connections may also propose a research project that is not related to their Bass Connections experience so long as the proposed project is collaborative (i.e., involving at least two students) and interdisciplinary in nature.
- Undergraduate and graduate students who have not yet participated on a Bass Connections project team may also apply so long as the proposed project is collaborative (i.e., involving at least two students) and interdisciplinary in nature.
Other eligibility criteria:
- All projects must have a faculty mentor.
- Projects must involve research.
- Projects must occur within the next year (from May 2020 to May 2021).
- Students must be active students during the time of the proposed research (i.e., graduating students are not eligible).
- Students who have previously received a Bass Connections research award may not apply again.
Proposals for the 2020 Bass Connections Student Research Award were due on March 6, 2020. Award winners were announced in April.