Application Guidelines

The CASE program application system is open and all applications must be submitted by Monday, March 11, 2019 (extended deadline).

All required items are submitted online. Keep in mind that the program is competitive, so make sure all application materials are completed to required specifications.

Apply Online

Click on the CASE competition at the bottom of the page on the InfoReady site. You will then be prompted to log in for the first time with your Elmhurst College Technology Account credentials.

Application Requirements

  1. A completed application form
  2. Project proposal describing your suggested scholarly or creative project. You should work closely with your mentor on this proposal and include the following components:
    • Project title
    • Abstract or summary (no more than 250 words)
    • Project description and challenges (1,500 words)
      • Brief background of the project
      • Project plan with time line
      • Dissemination plan (how will you share this project with others outside of the program?)
    • Reflection (500 words)
      • What are the challenges you expect in carrying out the project?
      • How will participating in the CASE program connect to and support your future career goals?
  3. A letter of support from your faculty mentor. Mentors will be contacted via email and will submit their letters through the online system.
  1. A completed application form (online)
    • General academic and demographic information about you
    • A list of your top three project preferences from the list of available projects
    • A list of college courses you have completed
    • The name of the faculty member supplying a recommendation
    • Reflection (500 words): Reflect on the following two questions:
      • What are the challenges you expect in carrying out this project?
      • How will participating in the CASE program connect to and support your future career goals?
  2. A recommendation form from a faculty member at the College who is familiar with your academic work. Faculty members will be contacted via email and will submit their letters through the online system.

Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Coordinator, Environmental Studies B.S. Program
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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