Scoring Rubric & Applicant FAQ

Fellowship Proposal Review Rubric

The CUGR Advisory Committee will review the submitted proposals based on the criteria provided in the CUGR Fellowship Review Rubric.

Please click the provided link to view these criteria: Rubric

Frequently Asked Questions

 Q. Is the CLAS Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Fellowship different than the CUGR Fall/Summer Fellowships?

  • A. Yes they are different, the CUGR Undergraduate Fellowships are opened to ALL undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Maine whereas the CLAS Undergraduate Fellowships are opened to undergraduate students studying in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Note. This year students applying for a CLAS or COE Fellowship need to do so by submitting their proposals with CUGR. To submit a proposal students must go to the CUGR Academic Fellowship link and complete the electronic form. To be considered for a Fellowship Award besides the CUGR Fellowship, students with majors within CLAS & COE MUST COMPLETE the CUGR application and indicate that they are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or College of Engineering on the application (Student’s College drop-down menu).

Q. Can undergraduate students’ apply to more than one research Fellowship at the same time for the same research project?

  • A. Yes, students will automatically be considered for CLAS, COE, and CUGR Fellowships upon submission.
  • This year UG students who belong to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College for Engineering will automatically be considered for multiple Fellowships (CUGR, and Fellowships provided by the Colleges). Students need to go to the CUGR Academic Year Fellowship link and complete the electronic form based on the guidelines provided. Students need to select their respective colleges and/or name their primary and secondary programs on the electronic form.

Q. Can a student receive one or more of the above Fellowships?

  • A. No, each student can receive only one of the awards.

Q. Can two faculty mentors commit to a single student and project? 

  • A. Yes, a student can have more than one faculty mentor. However, the main Faculty Mentor must completed the faculty mentor commitment form, link provided on “Call for Proposals” electronic form. Please list all Faculty Mentors in your project description including Graduate Student Mentors.

Q. Can applicants submit supplemental documents with their electronic application?

  • A. Yes. There is an option to upload supplemental material on the electronic application.
  • Note. However, please note that this material should only be submitted if they add value to the proposal and reviewers are still looking for clear plan in the text only form. We understand that some disciplines may need to add these visuals and therefore accept the attachments.

Q. What does  “If your research project has applications in Aerospace, Space Sciences or Engineering, check this box to be considered for additional Fellowships”refer to on the Fellowship “Call for Proposals” electronic application?

  • A. The purpose of the Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellowship and Scholarship Programs at the University of Maine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, earth science, and human exploration/space development, and other science or engineering related fields. With Maine Space Grant Fellowships and Scholarships support, undergraduate and graduate students at affiliate institutions may:
    • Conduct research in areas of interest to NASA,
    • Spend time conducting research at a NASA flight center,
    • Facilitate the development of a liaison between researchers at the University of Maine and one of NASA’s centers, and
    • Facilitate technology transfer from the University of Maine to industry.
  • Please refer to the MSGC Fellowship and Scholarship Program Eligibility and Guidelines:
    http://www.msgc.org/students/scholarships/

Q. Can Group Project apply for Fellowship funding?

  • A. Team projects are encouraged, although no single project will receive more than $1000. Interdisciplinary teams with separate project modules may apply separately, though there is no guarantee that all project modules receive funding.

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