Request for Proposals: IRAEA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
- Monday, January 27, 2020
- Linfield Hall, 106 - view map
MSU Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Request for Proposals
(Earlier proposals accepted for earlier start date)
The mission of the MSU IRAEA is to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in academic research that will further the understanding of economic regulation and policy’s impact on societal well-being. IRAEA facilitates research, analysis, and teaching of regulatory economics as applied to agriculture, healthcare, technology, finance, natural resources, education, public safety, and other sectors.
IRAEA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
IRAEA funds research scholarships for undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines to participate in faculty-led research projects that address issues relevant to the IRAEA mission. Awards are available for semester-, academic year-, and summer-length research projects. Additional support is available for student travel to regional or national conferences at which the student presents the results of the sponsored research project.
With IRAEA undergraduate research scholarships, faculty and students have the opportunity to explore academic interests beyond the classroom. Students get hands-on experience with research and acquire academic and professional skills and credentials, and faculty get help with their research projects. Faculty at MSU must apply on behalf of student researchers.
A full listing of previously funded projects is available at: http://www.montana.edu/regecon/researchprograms/undergraduateprogram/index.html
All MSU undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled at MSU (for awards made during the academic year) and be expected to return to MSU in the fall semester (for awards made during the summer). Students are encouraged to connect with faculty to discuss potential research projects. Faculty are encouraged to reach out to eligible students who would be a good fit as research assistants for their faculty research projects.
Research must include a component that addresses the impact of U.S. regulation and/or policy.
Interdisciplinary research proposals and proposals directed by multiple project leaders are welcome, and faculty members outside economics are encouraged to contact Dr. Vincent Smith (994-5615, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Wendy Stock, (994-7984, email@example.com) with questions, discuss potential project ideas, or for assistance in identifying potential ways to include regulation and policy analysis in their projects.
Awards may be requested in the range of $1,500 - $2,000 for research projects each semester, contingent on the level of student involvement in the research.
Additional support is available for student travel to regional or national conferences at which the student presents the results of the research. Faculty requesting student travel funds should include a description of the conference, including dates, and an anticipated travel budget. Awards are contingent upon funding availability.
A member of the MSU Bozeman faculty must apply on the student’s behalf, and applications from researchers in disciplines outside economics are strongly encouraged.