Faculty Application

The John S. Rogers Science Research Program supports collaborative faculty/student research projects during the summer. All faculty in the Mathematical & Natural Sciences division are eligible to apply; other fields are eligible by invitation only.  Proposed projects may be laboratory-based, field-based, theoretical, or any combination thereof.

The Rogers Program coordinates faculty/student projects from a variety of funding sources.  It provides seed and bridge funding for faculty to secure and maintain a sustainable research program at Lewis & Clark College.

You must agree to supervise one or two students for ten weeks. You are expected to have submitted a grant proposal to an external funding agency within the last calendar year, unless you are initiating a new research project for which you require seed money to develop your project in preparation for applying for an external grant the following year.

What is Available?
The Rogers Program provides the following financial support:

  • Faculty stipend, up to $5500
  • Student compensation, $16.20/hour ($6,075.00 for 10 weeks)
  • Research supplies, up to $1000

Faculty with External Research Support
If you have external funding, then you are also eligible to submit an application to the Rogers Program to supplement your external support. The following supplements will be considered:

  • Faculty stipend (if your grant does not provide faculty support)
  • Student stipends (if you want to hire additional students not covered by your grant)
  • Student pay supplement (to bring your student’s compensation up to the $6,075.00 level)

How to Apply (for full or supplemental support)
Download the faculty application form here. The application includes a 100-word abstract that will be used to advertise your research project to students on the Rogers Web site.

Student Applications
Interested students will fill out a general application (identifying their research interests, giving their educational background and grades, providing references, etc.) Students will be informed of which faculty are seeking student interns, and will list their preferences from among the available faculty projects. From among the applicants, each faculty member will select a group to interview. From among these interviewees, faculty will select their student interns. The Rogers Steering Committee will work with faculty to arbitrate final choices.

2024 Important Dates

February 5 Faculty applications for full and supplemental funding due.
February 22 Faculty informed of funding decisions; student positions advertised.
March 6 Student applications due.

March 6 - 20

Faculty interview select students.

March 20 Faculty ranking of interns (and backups) due.
March 22 Students notified if they have been selected or not.
April 1        Students decide whether to accept offered positions.