Program Contacts

Julio J. Ramirez, Ph.D.
Director, SOMAS Program
R. Stuart Dickson Professor
Department of Psychology
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035-7017

Anne G. Porges
Program Coordinator
SOMAS Program
Box 7097
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035-7097

Funding Criteria

The criteria to judge the strength of the application will include:

Faculty Member

  • the quality/significance of the research
  • evidence that the faculty member is invested in research and engaging undergraduates in their research
  • the appropriateness of the research project for significant and meaningful undergraduate involvement
  • the potential for garnering future extramural support
  • the applicant's publication history
Host Institution
  • the facilities and sufficient equipment to enable the project's execution
  • a demonstrated commitment to supporting the faculty member's desire to integrate teaching and research
  • the committee structure to support appropriate reviews for human research (an Institutional Review Board) and animal research (an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee)

Budget Guidelines


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