Change in OSR’s Official Website

The Office of Student Research has discontinued use of this website as its official website as of August 16, 2017. Users can access OSR’s new official website, which includes updated forms and initiatives, at:–departments/office-of-student-research/. Do not use application forms from this site. All updated forms as well as calls-for-applications can be found on the Solomon site.

Nominations for 2017 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards (FEMA)

The Office of Student Research will award Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards (FEMA) to selected faculty nominated by undergraduate students for their work in mentoring inquiry-based activities. Only current Longwood University undergraduate students may submit nominations. Only tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical educators, lecturers, visiting professors and administrative and professional faculty with academic rank may be nominated.

To apply. Students must electronically submit the Nomination  Form below to the Office of Student Research ( with the subject line “2017 FEMA,” Please direct any questions about the nomination process to Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research (

Nominations are due April 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Last year’s recipients of the award are not eligible.

2017 Call for Nominations

2017 Nomination Form

2017 Scoring Rubric

2017-18 Disciplinary Courses: Call For Proposals

Deadline: February 27, 2017  March 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites proposals from tenured and tenure-track faculty from all programs, departments and colleges to develop or enhance an existing undergraduate course and offer it during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.  OSR will select three 100- and 200-level courses and three 300- and 400-level courses. Each selected faculty member will be awarded a one-time $3,500 stipend to enhance and teach at least one section of the course during the specified academic years. General education courses and courses with large enrollments are eligible. For more information: Inquiry Link.

Call for Proposals:



Spring 2017 Student Research Grant


Deadline: February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) will provide grants up to $500 to undergraduate students to defray costs associated with conducting research. Appropriate research expenses include laboratory equipment; media equipment; equipment for work in the field; art supplies; software; photocopying, printing and film processing; communication costs (postage, phone, etc.) and travel to support the investigative phase of the student’s work, such as travel to field sites, museums, archives, or libraries. Funds may not be used to fund expenses related to course-based research assignments, such as posters. Please note that a hard copy of the application and faculty recommendation form are now required.

Spring 2017 Student Research Grant Call for Applications

Spring 2017 Student Research Grant Application

Spring 2017 Student Research Grant Faculty Recommendation Form

Spring 2017 Student Research Grant Rubric


Spring 2017 Student Travel Grant


Deadline: February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

 The Office of Student Research will provide grants up to $500 to undergraduate students to support student travel to professional conferences or meetings to share the results of their scholarship. The grants may be used to cover applicable travel expenses, including airfare and mileage, lodging, conference registration, food and other expenses.  Please note that a hard copy of the application and faculty recommendation form are now required.

Student Travel Grant Call for Applications

Student Travel Grant Application

Student Travel Grant Faculty Recommendation Form

Student Travel Grant Rubric

2017 Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The Office of Student Research (OSR) is pleased to invite undergraduate students from all disciplines to submit proposals for Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Longwood University, which will take place April 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  SPUR all students the opportunity to publically share inquiry-based works-in-progress as well as completed research projects.

SPUR is an all-oral presentation event with two ways for students to participate:

  • Sponsored Panel: Faculty organize a student panel (with 3 student participants) featuring oral presentations to be given on student research day. All student participants on accepted Sponsored Panels will receive a free SPUR t-shirt, and faculty sponsors will receive a gift as well.
  • Video Presentation: Students (individuals, co-presenters or group presenters (3 maximum)) create video presentations that will be made available to the public via OSR’s YouTube channel during student research day. Students submitting the first 25 approved proposals will receive a free SPUR t-shirt.

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2017

Video Presentation Deadline: April 14 2017 (additional information coming soon!)

2017 SPUR Call for Proposals

Panel Proposal Application

Video Proposal Application


  1. SPUR is for everyone!

Students from all disciplines can participate. They may submit a proposal based on works-in-progress, course assignments, completed research projects, even posters for other research events.

  1. SPUR is fun!

Presenters as well as attendees can earn points and win the SPUR SwagBag, which includes a SPUR T-shirt, hat, water bottle, tablet holder and power charging bank, all in a canvas SPUR bag!

  1. SPUR is forever!

All presenters will have their abstracts and video presentations (where applicable) deposited in Digital Commons, Longwood University’s institutional repository, searchable and available to individuals within Longwood and around the world. Presenters can include the permalink link in resumes, job applications, graduate school applications, websites, and online profiles.


2017 LU PRISM: Student Applications


Have you started making plans for the coming summer? Would you like to be involved in transformative, cutting edge research and get paid to do it? If your answer is ‘Yes,” then continue reading!

Undergraduate students are invited to apply to LU-PRISM (Longwood University Perspectives on Research In Science and Mathematics), our residential summer research program. This program combines practical training in specific research techniques with activities designed to put the research into the context of larger goals of modern science, technology, and mathematics. The titles and areas of the research projects are summarized in the Call for Student Applications below. Completed applications, including unofficial transcripts and one page narrative statement, are due no later than 5pm on Monday, November 7, 2016.  Information on how to submit these materials and what is expected of students in this program is detailed in the student application. 

Duration:  8 weeks (May 29 – July 21)

Student stipend: $3,500 (+ room and board)

LU-PRISM 2017 Call for Student Applications

2017 LU-PRISM Student Application

PRISM 2017 Project Descriptions

LU-PRISM 2017 Faculty and Student Expectations

LU-PRISM 2017 Student Learning Outcomes

Please direct any questions about PRISM to Dr. Amorette Barber,



Summer Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (SURI)

2017 Summer Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (SURI)

The SURI program is an eight-week summer research experience for fields beyond the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. For 30-40 hours per week, students work on a faculty member’s research project and develop their own individual research project. For selected teams, faculty will receive a $7,000 stipend and students will receive a $3,500 stipend, boarding in a dormitory (or stipend for off-campus housing) and meal plan fees.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2016  The deadline has been extended to October 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The new deadline is a hard deadline; applications will not be accepted after that time.

If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Anderson,

2016 Call for Applications

SURI Application: Faculty Section Faculty Section (Rev. 9-16-2016),

Student Section

SURI Application Rubric, SURI Application Rubric (Rev. 9-16-2016)

2017 CURIO Call For Proposals


The Office of Student Research (OSR) is pleased to invite faculty-student teams to apply for the 2017 Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO) program, a Spring semester research experience. Students will work as a research assistant on a faculty member’s research as well as develop a research proposal based on their own research. For selected teams, students receive $1000 for 100 hours of work as a research assistant and faculty receive $1500 for providing mentorship for the student’s research project.

CURIO benefits both student researchers and faculty mentors.   Students gain experience working on an established research project as well as receive mentorship from an experienced faculty member. Faculty gain a research assistant as well as the opportunity to mentor an undergraduate student one-on-one.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2016  October 24, 2016

Full Call for Applications

Faculty Section of Application Faculty Section of Application (Rev. 9-16-2016)

Student Section of Application

Scoring Rubric  Scoring Rubric (Rev. 9-16-2016) Scoring Rubric (Rev 10-11-2016)




LU-PRISM (Perspectives on Research IScience & Mathematics) is Longwood’s summer STEM research program. The program runs for 8 weeks (May 29 – July 21) and seeks tenured or tenure-track faculty members in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science and Psychology to apply. Each faculty member may sponsor one student.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Amorette Barber, Director of LU-PRISM, ( Deadline: September 28, 2016.

LU-PRISM Application

LU-PRISM Faculty and Student Expectations

LU-PRISM Student Learning Outcomes