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Students who complete the Managing Technology and Innovation Concentration are eligible to have the Concentration noted on their transcripts (please see the Bulletin for the list of requirements). Take advantage of this focused set of courses to deepen your overall understanding of: the innovation context, organizing for innovation (both large firm issues and start-ups), the process of innovation (team and project management), and systems design.These courses will better prepare you to engage with the Santa Clara University technology and innovation community. Relevant University organizations include: the Leavey School of Business’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the SCU Center for Science, Technology, and Society; SCU's Tech Law Forum; and especially, the student-run Entrepreneurs’ Connection.
Calendars of Events
Managing Technology and Innovation Today
$2000-$3000 Grants Available
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009
Center for Science, Technology, & Society
Request for Proposal
Student Research Fellowship Program
The Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS) seeks proposals for grants to support student projects aligned with the mission of the center “to understand and enable the innovative application of science and technology for global benefit.” The Center will fund projects in amounts of up to $2,000 each for single investigators and up to $3,000 for teams of investigators.
Examples of the areas of interest to the CSTS include, but are not limited to:
· Investigation of the interfaces between science, technology, and society;
· Research, development, or application of science and technology for social benefit; in this context, sustainable, clean technologies are currently of particular interest to the CSTS.
Funded students are expected to submit a report describing project outcome(s) to the CSTS upon completion. Public presentation or publication of results in refereed journals is also strongly encouraged.
All enrolled SCU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
II. Application process
Applicants for CSTS Faculty Research Grants should submit the following to Erin Berkenmeier (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009. Applications must be submitted electronically as .pdf files.
The proposal should not exceed three  single-spaced pages and must include each of the following components:
a. Title and description of project;
b. Timetable (Grant period will normally be the academic year in which the award is made, but extensions will be considered upon written request.);
c. Relevance to the mission of the CSTS;
d. Itemized budget with justification;
e. Letter of support from faculty member(s) overseeing the research project;
f. Current resumé;
g. Copies of transcripts showing academic record at SCU and any other institution of higher education attended.
Proposed research that entails the use of human subjects, laboratory animals, radiological hazards, biohazards, or recombinant DNA must comply with university policies and external requirements. Consult the Faculty Handbook at the URL below (Sections 3.7.8–3.7.10) for information on policies involving Human Subjects, Biosafety, and Animal Care and Use: http://www.scu.edu/provost/policies/facultyhandbook06.cfm
It is anticipated that awards will be announced on or about November 18, 2009.
III. Budget Guidelines
Funds awarded through this program may be used for equipment and supplies needed to support the proposed project. Funds may be requested for travel only if necessary for completion of the project, or for attending a professional conference at which the results of the project are being presented. They may not be used for student stipends.