Freshman Monroe Project FAQs
What is the level of advisor involvement in the project?|
The role of the advisor is to work closely with you on writing your proposal; there is no obligation that they supervise your work over the summer. However, different advisors might want to be more involved - for example, if you are continuing your work in a lab, the advisor will likely be very involved. It would be GREAT if your project advisor would read and comment on your blog posts!
The application asks my advisor to submit a letter. What goes into that?
This letter does not have to be long. It should confirm that the advisor has worked with you on the proposal and endorses your research.
Is it okay if my research lasts more than two weeks?
Yes. If you know that you plan to research for more than two weeks at the time of application, indicate that in your proposal.
Is there summer housing available on campus?
Summer housing is available to students whose research involves using campus resources (labs, Swem, faculty, etc.) and who are planning to work on campus for a minimum of one full summer session. In 2013, the dates of the summer sessions are Sunday May 26 - Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30 - Saturday August 3.
If my research lasts more than two weeks, can I get housing for the full time I'm doing research?
Yes. You may have research housing for up to the length of both summer sessions but you must indicate that you need this when you fill out your summer housing form.
I am already working in a lab and would like to continue that research this summer. Is that okay?
Yes. Be sure to indicate that in your proposal.
The professor teaching the course I want to build my project on is not able to serve as my advisor. What should I do?
Talk to [[lmgrim, Lisa]].
I would like to talk over my project ideas. Who should I see?
Meet with a Peer Scholarship Advisor during their office hours.