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Undergraduate Scholars

Center for World Performance Studies is offers grant awards to individual undergraduate student to pursue Performance Studies research projects. Allowable expenses include, but are not limited to: costs related to participation in community internships, fees for private instruction/lessons with community practitioners, lodging and per diem, equipment and supplies directly related to the completion of research (including the creation of new performative work) and costs related to audio and video production.

Successful proposals:
1) Explain how the research is aligned with the CWPS mission statement.

2) Include clear research questions and an explanation of why this project is important - for your personal growth and/or community or scholarly impact.

3) Outline a feasible plan, including timeline, a description of the research methods to be employed, and a budget and budget narrative.

4) Include the name of a faculty mentor who agrees to oversee and help facilitate the completion of the project. CWPS will contact the mentor listed to confirm that they are able to help each student/team to review research plans and methods and synthesize their research into a final presentation for publishing on the CWPS website and/or CWPS sponsored symposium.

Recipients of undergraduate scholars funding will be asked to fulfill the following expectations during the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • Present their research as part of the CWPS Undergraduate Symposium;
  • Provide a synopsis of research for CWPS website;
  • Attend CWPS networking events when possible, such as the CWPS Fellowship Luncheon, guest artist receptions and performances;

Proposals should include: (1) Center for World Performance Studies Undergraduate Scholars Online Application Form; (2) a budget detailing anticipated costs and budget narrative that explains the estimated costs by line item or category (3) include the name of a current U-M faculty member who will act as a mentor for the project.

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