To: Full-time Faculty (tenured or tenure-track) in the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Science.

The Branigan Scholars Committee invites student proposals for The Branigan Scholars Grant until February 4, 2020.

Dear Colleagues,

We ask that you encourage students in the School of Liberal Arts or School of Science who have the ability and desire to conduct individual research in the humanities to apply for a Branigan Grant. The Branigan Scholars Fund, established in 1976 through a gift of Mr. Edward Branigan of the Class of 1940, supports undergraduate student research in the humanities by awarding several grants per year in excess of $3000 each for student-initiated projects that are completed during a summer.

Each Branigan grant recipient is super­vised by one Manhattan College full-time faculty member in the School of Liberal Arts or the School of Science whose field of specialization is appropriate to the project. The appli­cation procedure requires a three-to-four page project descrip­tion written by the student in which he/she explains the project, objectives, and work plan. The application must include a letter of reference from the Manhattan College faculty advisor, who agrees to a minimum of one in-person meeting per week and the submission of an interim report and an evaluative assessment at the conclusion of the project. The faculty stipend is $1000.

Your collaboration as a faculty advisor will facilitate student research and contribute to the development of critical skills and intellectual inquiry. Please inform your students of this singular opportunity and encourage them to apply. Applications and guidelines are available online:<> 

The deadline for submission of completed applications to the Branigan Scholars Committee is February 4, 2020.

The members of the Branigan Scholars Committee thank you for your generous efforts in support of our students.

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