Posted: November 9, 2020

Applications for the 2021 Erickson Discovery Grant are now being accepted! In an effort to help students prepare a competitive application, the following events are being offered by the University Libraries and Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring. Students are encouraged to attend all three.

Week of November 9 – Students new to research or scientific writing are encouraged to join and learn about how to find the scholarly conversation on the their Erickson research topic. This session will help prepare applicants to discuss their research topic and to contextualize their topic using findings from relevant literature. The next day, students can participate in an interactive workshop and learn how to write their essay in such a way that includes a research statement, as well as their own personal story.

Week of November 16 - Before Thanksgiving Break, applicants are encouraged to share their plans for applying. They can meet with a member of the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office or the University Libraries to have any their questions about the Erickson Discovery Grant answered. A Peer Research Consultant from the Search Bar will be available to talk through their research ideas, as well as Peer Writing Tutors from Penn State Learning.