The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research with a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to apply what was learned in the class room to discover new knowledge, to solve real-world problems and to develop professionally while working with faculty to advance scholarly endeavors. The program includes specially designed workshops offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session. If there is a student that you would like to work with, please provide them with this information and encourage them to apply.
Parts IIA (link) and IIB (link) of the application include: (1) PREA, (2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form, (3) W-9 and (4) Consent forms.
(1) PREA – Must be completed electronically and signed by both the student and faculty mentor.
(2) CUNYfirst Expense Reimbursement form – Students should clearly write their name, CUNYfirst ID, address, telephone number, City Tech email address and sign the form.
(3) W-9 – Students should complete parts I and II and sign in part III- DO NOT INCLUDE THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE W9 FORM.
(4) Consent form – Both the student and mentor must print and sign. Faculty mentoring multiple students should only submit one copy.
(5) An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript, including Spring 2017 registration.
Emerging Scholar Program Requirements
1. Undergraduate researchers are expected to attend the mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 12:45-2:00 PM in Namm 1001 (To be confirmed).
2. The Emerging Scholars application deadline (Parts I AND II)is Friday, February 17, 2017. Part I should include the mentor information, project title, and project abstract by this date. Please complete part I online and submit a completed part II to: Ms. Chioma Okoye, Provost’s Office, Namm 320, Phone – 718.260.5560 OR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org –SUBJECT Line: ESP application
3. All students must also complete the responsible conduct in research online training
and submit their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate by Thursday, March 23rd, 2017to Ms. Chioma Okoye, Provost’s Office, Namm 320, Phone – 718.260.5560 OR email:email@example.com – SUBJECT LINE: CITI certification. Even if you have submitted this in previous semesters, you are still required to submit a copy of the certification.
More information on CITI training can be found at:
Make sure not to click that you want college credit – if you indicate that you want college credit the program then indicates that you have to pay for the certification. Submit the completion certification (pdf file) using the following Dropbox link:
4. Attend the spring 2017 Research Mixer sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Committee. Date February 2nd, 2017 12:30-2:30 PM at Namm 119.
5. First-time undergraduate researchers must attend the four Group I workshops. Returning researchers must complete four workshops from Group II. If you have already completed all of the Group I and II workshops and do not wish to participate in them again please contact Prof. Hamid Norouzi @ firstname.lastname@example.org–SUBJECT Line: workshop alternatives, to discuss alternate activities to fulfill this requirement.
Group I: Mandatory Workshops for first time participants:
Thursday, March 2 Writing Abstracts for Research Projects
1-2 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Prof. Rebecca Devers & Prof. Marianna Bonanome, Namm 119
Thursday, March 16 Advancing Library Research Techniques
1:00-2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Prof. Anne Leonard and Prof. Monica Berger, Atrium 540 (Library-5th floor)
Thursday, March 30 Developing and Delivering Effective Research Presentations
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Mr. Marvin Bennett, Namm 119
Thursday, April 6 Designing a Research Poster Presentation
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Mr. Marvin Bennett, AG 30
Group II: Advanced workshops for returning participants – please attend 4 different workshops:
Thursday, March 16 Advanced Writing Abstracts for Research Projects
1:00-2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Prof. Rebecca Devers & Prof. Marianna Bonanome, AG 18
Thursday, March 23 ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Dr. Karen Lundstrem, General 604
Thursday, March 23 How to Navigate Culture in the Workplace
12:30 -1:30 PM Professional Development Center, Namm 119
Thursday, March 30 Small Talk: Elevator Pitch
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Professional Development Center, AG 30
Thursday, April 6 ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Dr. Karen Lundstrem, General 604
Thursday, April 6 Writing Effective Cover and Thank You Letters
1:00 -2:00 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM Professional Development Center, Namm 1002 (1-2 PM) and N119 (4-5 PM)
Thursday, April 20 Research Poster Design Workshop
1:00 – 2:15 PM (classes follow Monday Schedule) Mr. Marvin Bennett, Midway 308 (Bring your own laptops)
5. In collaboration with the faculty mentor, prepare a final abstract summarizing the accomplishments of the project. Mentors should proofread, edit, and upload it by Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at the following Dropbox link:
Additionally you should prepare your poster based on your final results for a poster session event. The poster file must be uploaded to the following Dropbox link by Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.
Signing the consent form indicates permission to publish abstracts and posters on the college website.
6. Participate in the Honors and Research Scholars poster session and award ceremony
Wednesday, May 3 Honors and Research Scholars Poster Presentation
11-4 PM Atrium Ground & First Floor
Thursday, May 4 Awards ceremony will begin at 12:30 PM
10-3 PM Atrium Amphitheater
7. Be a full-time student in good academic standing (exceptional part-time students are eligible for a $250 stipend for 25 hours of work with their mentors and attend all workshops).
To optimize the number of mentors available to students and to ensure a proper depth of focus on
scholarly work, Emerging Scholars are limited to ONE research project per semester. Undergraduate research stipends are not available to those receiving stipends from another project although they may participate in the program. Faculty mentors involving multiple students on a project should distinguish the expected roles to be performed by each student on the Pre-Research Application (PREA).
*Due to restrictions in funding, students must be US citizens or permanent residents (they must have a social security number) to receive the stipend. They must be recommended by a faculty member into the program, and be in good academic standing, i.e. not placed on academic probation. In order to be paid, a W-9 and Reimbursement Request forms must be completed and submitted with the rest of the application. Allow 6-8 weeks for processing the stipend payments. To ensure timely delivery, please verify that the college has your correct address on file. At the Awards Ceremony, you will receive a certificate for your accomplishments.
Hamid Norouzi, PhD , P.E.
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY11201
Phone: 718 260 5410
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY10016
Graduate Center Webpage