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Director of the Gerald and Carol Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study and Health Professions Advising
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
The Artists, Scholars, Scientists, and Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (ASSET) program recruits a student cohort of roughly 10 fellows with a wide range of academic and career aspirations. Students pursue intensive individual projects and together they identify and discuss connections across disciplinary boundaries, emphasizing a deepening understanding of how to create constructive dialogue across those boundaries. While many students in the program will be those who intend to pursue graduate education at some point, some participants may intend to pursue a professional degree or immediately embark upon a career after graduation.
Sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are planning on a fifth year with a 3.3 GPA or higher will be invited to apply to ASSET early in the fall term. You may also be nominated by a faculty member! Keep an eye out for an email from the Vovis Center director with more information.
The ASSET Program includes two distinct experiences:
1. Summer Research or Creative Project —students are expected to work 35/hours week for 10 weeks of research or creative work from June 10-August 16, 2024. ASSET scholars receive a generous stipend and the funding can be used to defray the costs associated with the summer project, including research materials and living expenses.
2. ASSET Seminar—the seminar encourages students to reflect on career aspirations, learn about graduate study, and understand the research process. The seminar begins in the winter and spring terms with 1-2 sessions, but the majority of the seminar is in the month of June. In 2024, the Summer Seminar will be run as an intensive one-week seminar in the first week, June 10-14. Full participation in the ASSET seminar is a required component of the ASSET fellow experience.
This year's 2023-2024 ASSET deadline is Sunday, October 29th at 12am midnight. See below for application information: