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Bruning Award

  • In May 2007, James and Marlene Bruning established an endowment to fund a student award to support undergraduate research and scholarly projects at Capital University. The intent of this award is to support high-quality undergraduate student research and scholarly presentations at professional academic conferences. Supported expenses may include conference registration and associated fees, travel, and the preparation and enhancement of research or scholarly activity materials. The Capital University Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship planning committee will select the recipient(s) based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria. The planning committee also will approve all travel and budget expenditures by the recipient.

    How to Apply

    Student Eligibility Requirements:

    •  Student(s) must be enrolled as full time student in good academic standing at Capital University.
    • Student(s) must be planning to present research or other scholarly work at the Capital University Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship.
    • Student(s) must be planning to present or has presented undergraduate research or scholarly project at an academic conference.
    • Student(s) must be willing to share their undergraduate research or scholarship experiences with the campus community. 
    • Student(s) must be willing to have the University publicize recipient’s name and research project information.
    Nomination Procedure:
    • Faculty mentor(s) must nominate the student(s) to be eligible for this award.
    • Nominations must include student name and faculty mentor(s), contact information, title of proposed research or scholarly project, a description of the contribution the student project makes to the discipline, and conference(s) to which the student will submit this work.
    • Nominations will be sent to the Acting Director of Honors and Undergraduate Scholarship.
    • Nomination deadline will be one week after the abstract deadline for the Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship.

    View the rating form used for Integrative Scholarship projects.

    View the rating form used for Empirical Research projects.

    Nominated and eligible students for this award will be asked to give their Symposium presentations to the review committee on March 29 or 30, 2016. The 2016 deadline for nominations is March 18, 2016 by 5 pm.

    Submit nominations: Acting Director of Honors and Undergraduate Scholarship, Dr. Kathryn Bell, research@capital.edu.

    Need more information?
    Contact Dr. Kathryn M. Bell, Acting Director of Honors and Undergraduate Scholarship, at kbell626@capital.edu or ext. 6439, Renner 135.