About the Grant:
This grant is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DUE-0942497) that provides free access to educational tools in cognitive neuroscience. The goCognitive website hosts interviews with well-known researchers in cognitive neuroscience as part of its video archive.
The goal of this grant program is to enable undergraduate students enrolled at any institution of higher learning in the United States to plan and conduct an interview with a prominent researcher in a central domain of cognitive neuroscience/cognitive psychology. The interview will be taped and published through the goCognitive web site. Successful applicants will receive a travel grant up to $800 and an additional personal $300 stipend toward the interview. GoCognitive will be responsible for the taping, editing, and publication of the interview. Depending on the type of interview, students might be part of the taped interview or act as “off-screen” interviewers (click on the interview tab above for some examples).
Criteria for the selection of a particular interview proposal include: (1) relevance and quality of the proposal, (2) feasibility of the proposal (e.g., required travel, resources), and (3) diversity of the interviewers. Finalists will be interviewed via phone to evaluate their ability to communicate clearly in an interview situation.
Number of Grants:
Up to 6 grants will be awarded in this round of proposals.
For any questions about this grant program, please contact Dr. Steffen Werner, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “GCIGP-002” in the subject header of your email.
How to Apply:
1) Submit a Short CV: Applicants are asked to submit a short CV (max 2 pages)
2) Submit Interview Proposal: The interview proposal needs to identify a topic of interest within cognitive neuroscience and summarize the relevance of the proposed topic to the goCognitive project (maximum 3 pages). Please list up to three different researchers who you think would be able to address the proposed topic in an interview.
3) Submit Letter of Support: In addition, applicants must include a letter of support from a faculty member at their home institution.
4) Send It In: Applications should be sent as pdf documents to email@example.com
Please use “GCIGP-002” in the subject header of your email.
*Please DO NOT contact any researchers with requests for interviews – we will identify researchers willing to participate once the topic has been selected. Supporting materials, e.g., previous interview experiences or other outreach projects, may be submitted but are not required.
Proposals will be reviewed in the order they are received until the maximum amount of grants has been awarded. Deadline for the second round of proposals is February 29th, 2012. Taping will be scheduled according to the availability of the interviewee, the student grant recipient, and the support staff at goCognitive within six months of acceptance.
Funding Provided By: APS (Association Psychological Science), University of Idaho, NSF (National Science Foundation), State of Idaho Board of Education