About the Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars Award
2013 Howell Request for Applications (RFA) (.pdf) - for information purposes only
2014 RFA Release: September, 2013
Application Due Date: early October, 2013
Award Amount: $3500
CSUPERB partners with the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research to fund promising undergraduate student research projects in topics related to women's health. Together the Howell Foundation and CSUPERB recognize that research experience is critical to engaging, retaining and graduating students interested in careers in women's health.
We encourage CSU faculty to identify students who show great promise as researchers and encourage them to apply for this program.
The great majority of Howell-CSUPERB scholars graduate and go on to apply successfully for graduate degree programs and industry jobs. To get an idea of the range of previously funded projects, see the CSUPERB award database.
History of the Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars Program
Soroptimist International of La Jolla, a women's community service organization, has been strongly supportive of research pertaining to women's health. The members aim to foster the development of young investigators (male or female) who might pursue careers in this field. Their interest in this area encompasses all areas related to women's health, including biological, medical, and cross-disciplinary topics. The organization is particularly interested in providing encouragement and financial assistance to young people with these research interests. In 1996, the Soroptimists, in concert with the non-profit Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research, began sponsoring a program to annually fund promising student research projects in topics related to women's health. In 2000 the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research began making awards to CSU undergraduates. Each year CSUPERB matches donations from the Howell Foundation to fund student researchers.
Application Submission Information
See Howell-CSUPERB Award Program Request for Applications (RFA) (.pdf) for complete announcement, review criteria and eligibility. Submit Applications using the application form and instructions available on Submission Information page.
The full amount of the award will be provided as a student scholarship which may be used for living expenses, tuition, fees, books or other allowable academic expenses as defined by the student’s campus office of financial aid/scholarship. In compliance with CSU policies, the scholarship will be issued directly to the financial aid/scholarship office on the awardee’s campus (via Cash Posting Order) to insure proper handling in relation to other forms of financial assistance the student may have received. Note: Because the financial aid situation for every student is unique, CSUPERB recommends that applicants consult with their campus financial aid/scholarship office prior to application to learn how an award might be handled.
Please note that no indirect costs are allowed.
Howell-CSUPERB research scholars are required to submit a final online report within 30 days of their project completion at the SurveyMonkey website. Reporting helps document project progress, impact of the program and justify continuation.
Please be aware that SurveyMonkey is an online survey tool. It does not save material so you can return to complete it at a later time. If your computer shuts down before you complete the survey your results will be lost, so please be prepared to compete the survey in one session. You may want to consider answering the survey questions offline in a document on your computer, and then enter them into the SurveyMonkey webforms by cutting and pasting.
Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars and their mentors may have opportunities to present their research at Doris A. Howell Foundation meetings in La Jolla, California. CSUPERB will provide funds to cover necessary travel expenses, if invited.
For information about this program and RFA:
Susan Baxter, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CSUPERB
Program Administrator, CSUPERB