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So it sounds like a close look at the "who's-eligible" part of the rfp  
is in order. "Student" maybe could be "studentS', i.e. a PI and co-PI.  
The mentor should be Profs' Hitt or Perkins. The rest of the club  
could be "other staff" or at least mentioned under Resources.
Mike

Quoting Ezra Kahn <[log in to unmask]>:

> I am pretty sure, this is an award to fund research being conducted by
> an individual student under a faculty mentor.  This isn't really
> exactly club funding.  So, the author of this proposal will need to
> describe how he/she will be conducting their research, ie: providing a
> hypothesis, establishing need, describing a plan, quantifying and
> qualifying results, etc.
>
> Quoting Jacqueline Elizabeth Bell <[log in to unmask]>:
>
>> I am more than willing to write the proposal rough draft over winter
>> break.  I had been thinking about applying for a few weeks now, as a
>> club.  I was unsure if a club could apply or solely individual
>> reaseach, but I don't see why they would discourage us.
>> I have an internship this winter break and plenty of time in the office
>> to work on something like this.  Thank-you for the support!!
>> If any other members would like to be involved, please let me know :)
>>
>> Jacquie
>>
>> Quoting "Michael J. Rosen" <[log in to unmask]>:
>>
>>> Very good idea. I'd be pleased to review the proposal and make editing
>>> comments from the grantsmanship perspective.
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> Quoting Ezra Kahn <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>
>>>> Dear Club,
>>>>
>>>> I think one or two of us undergraduates should think about applying for
>>>> a URECA grant.  URECA stands for Undergraduate Research Endeavors
>>>> Competitive Award (my guess is the acronym came first, and then the
>>>> title it abbreviates).  I think the oven project would be very
>>>> deserving.
>>>>
>>>> The award funds the project up to $3,000 and an additional $1000 prize
>>>> goes to the author.  It is actually not that hard to win (I received
>>>> one when I was a senior).  One or two people from the club could write
>>>> the proposal, and I would be very happy to help.
>>>>
>>>> Seriously, think about this.  It is a fairly large amount of money,
>>>> requires a relatively small amount of work to get, and it looks very
>>>> good on your resume.
>>>>
>>>> Just a suggestion, see you guys Wednesday morning.
>>>>
>>>> Ezra