Below are the various prompts applicants are required to respond to in the CSR Scholar's Program application form. If you are an applicant with a faculty mentor and proposed project, feel free to ask your faculty mentor if they would be willing to give you feedback on drafts of your responses before you finalize your application.
Keep in mind that you are emailed your responses after you hit "submit". You can use the access link in that email to go back in and update/edit your application responses, up until the deadline for the application round in which you are applying. Make sure you keep this email with the access link - the CSR will not give you an access link to your application.
Please be sure you apply using your Cal State East Bay email address. If you have both a student and employee email (if you have ever received a paycheck from Cal State East Bay as a research assistant or part-time worker, you have an employee email - firstname.lastname@example.org), be sure to check both accounts or set up email forwarding to the account you primarily use. The CSR will only send communications to the email you list in your CSR application. We are not responsible should you miss a deadline due to your failure to check the email account associated with your CSR application.
All applicants: Please explain what interests you about the CSR Scholar's Program. Next discuss why you are a strong candidate for our Program (250-500 words).
Applicants who do not have a faculty mentor: Please describe why you are interested in your academic discipline and why you are motivated to engage in an outside-of-the-classroom faculty-mentored research/creative activity project. Provide as much detail as you can (250-500 words).
Applicants with a faculty mentor and proposed creative activity project: Project Summary. Please provide background on your proposed project, including: a) definitions of any discipline-specific terms you use in your project proposal that someone not-from-your-discipline probably would not know, b) describe your project idea, c) describe the intended impact you hope your project will have on the audience you are targeting, and, d) describe the project work you plan on completing by the end of Fall semester (250-500 words).
Applicants with a faculty mentor and proposed research project: Project Summary. Please provide background on your project, including: a) definitions of any discipline-specific terms you use in this project proposal that someone not-from-your-discipline probably would not know, b) statement of the problem and justification for why it is an important problem to address, c) your specific research question(s) and hypotheses (if no hypotheses, be sure to state that), and, d) what project work you plan on completing by the end of Fall semester (250-500 words).
Being a 2018-19 Scholar does not guarantee selection into the Scholar's Program for 2019-20. Program selection is based on the quality of each student's application.