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Student Research

In HCNHS, student and faculty projects often involve human subjects. If your project involves human subjects, you should complete the following steps. Ultimately, your faculty supervisor is responsible for ensuring that your project has been appropriately identified as requiring review for human subjects protections or not, and that the science that motivates your project is sound.

Before following this general procedure, check with your unit and make sure that there are not additional requirements for you to follow for your student project.

Steps for student research:

1.Determine whether your project involves human subject participants or not.

a. The following are tools that might help you make that decision:

NIH quiz
Decision tree
Nursing Decision Checklist
COSD, KINE, and SOWO Decision Checklist

If your project does not need human subjects protections (for example, if it is a scoping review or a meta-analysis), you can begin work on your project with your mentor.

2.  If your project does involve human subjects, determine whether you and your mentor need biomedical or social/ behavioral basic CITI Training. Complete the appropriate training under “Basic Courses.”

3.  Visit the TCU IRB website to download the necessary documents for a project submission: https://research.tcu.edu/research-compliance/irb/irb-forms-templates/ Note that a TCU faculty member MUST be identified as the principal investigator. These forms are updated periodically, so if you download a form you intend to submit in many months’ time, ensure that the form you are submitting is still the correct one.

4.  The faculty mentor should submit the protocol to irbsubmit@tcu.edu.

Instructions

Participant Directions

New for 2021

The 2021 student research symposium will be completely virtual this year, Undergraduate and Graduate posters will be divided throughout the day.  Undergraduates will present first (1:00-2:30), followed by a 30-minute break (2:30-3:00), and then Graduate presentations (3:00-4:30).  Students should plan to be available starting 30 minutes prior to their presentation time. The new themes for 2021 are as follows: Quant, Qual, & Mixed Methods, Interprofessional Practice/Education, Evidence Based Practice/Translational.

Deadlines

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:00pm final deadline to submit application
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 5:00pm final deadline to submit abstract
Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 Undergraduate students check in and set up posters
Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 Undergraduate Student Research Symposium
Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 Graduate students check in and set up posters
Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 3:00-4:30 Graduate student Research Symposium

Application

To access the Symposium Application form, click the link below. Please submit your application through Qualtrics.

Due Date for Application: Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 5:00pm

Application

Abstract

To access the Symposium Abstract form, click the link below:  Please submit your abstract through Qualtrics.
Abstracts have a 250 word max.

Due Date for Abstract: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 5:00pm

Abstract

Abstract Samples

Abstract Sample 1
Abstract Sample 2

Poster Samples

We have a new poster template that you may use this year, very different from the traditional template we have used in the past. You are more than welcome to use this one knowing the judges will be familiar with this style and will evaluate equally with the other more traditional style that we have used over the years. This template is titled, “New Style Template 1″ and “New Style Template 2”

Poster Presentations Directions PPT
Kinesiology Ex. Phys. Lab Sample Poster
Department of Social Work Undergrad Poster
Department of Social Work Graduate Literature Review Poster
Department of Social Work Research Poster
Template Option 1
Template Option 2
New Style Template 1
New Style Template 2
New Style-Information
New Style-Training

Submission Checklist

You should be able to check each of the following items:

  1. Student research link has several documents for use:
    a. Research Symposium Application Form
    b. Call for Student Research Symposium Proposals
    c. Abstract Samples
    d. Poster Template
    e. Poster Samples
  2. Prepare application  (See 1.a. above)
  3. Prepare abstract (250 words or less)

Submit application online by 5:00 p.m. February 1st, 2021 via online application.
Submit abstract online by 5:00 p.m. April 7th, 2021 via online application.

HCNHS Student Online Conference Grant

**Special Call for Projects: Short-term student research grants due by March 26 

**This call is for funding for student projects that can be spent before the end of July, 2021. That is; this mechanism allows students to apply for funding to support projects that will require funding between April 1 and July 31. Follow the application procedure described below.

The HCNHS Student Travel Grant Program has been established to support travel of undergraduate and graduate students related to research.  New for the 2020-2021 school year, funds awarded can be used to attend online conferences virtually.  HCNHS students may apply for these competitive funds to present the results of their TCU research related to their field of study, attend a conference with their mentor, learn about research in their field of study, or connect with a colleague who is also attending the conference.  Maximum award is $500 for online conferences.  Limited funds are available and will be awarded only at set times throughout the year to accommodate when students might need to apply for travel. Grant awards will be determined, up to the fund limits, by the Interim Associate Dean of Research, Dr. Lund. Another call for conference applications will be issued at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Completed application forms must be submitted by the dates below to Dave Farbo, 2109 Bass Building or d.farbo@tcu.edu. All travel awards will be announced two weeks after the submission due date.
  • Graduate Students Only: You must apply for Graduate Studies grant funding also (see below for application). Once determined how much graduate studies will reimburse, Harris research will reimburse up to allowable funding amount.

The application deadline for conferences occurring April 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021 should be submitted BEFORE March 26, 2021.

  • Please note that all applications must contain the endorsements of the Department Advisor/Chair.
  • The Associate Dean of Research will make a decision about your application and funds to be rewarded.
  • Only one student per presentation submitted can be considered for a travel grant.
  • If graduating prior to conference travel, you may submit for reimbursement up to 6 months after graduation date.

Student Online Conference Grant Application (2020-2021)
Student Online Conference Grant Application Example (2020-2021)

Additional Travel Forms (not used for 2020-2021)

Student Travel Grant Budget Form
Reimbursement Form
Travel Grant budget worksheet
Texas-State Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Form

HCNHS Student Research Grant

**Special Call for Projects: Short-term student research grants due by March 26 

**This call is for funding for student projects that can be spent before the end of May, 2021. That is; this mechanism allows students to apply for funding to support projects that will require funding between April 1 and May 28. Follow the application procedure described below.

The HCNHS Student Research and Creative Scholarship Grant Program has been established to support HCNHS undergraduate and graduate student projects/research.  Only HCNHS students may apply for these competitive funds to support their projects/research.  It is expected that grants will be awarded to a student and faculty mentor pair, to fund student activities.  TCU undergraduate and graduate students from any major within HCNHS will be eligible. Maximum award of $500.  Limited funds are available and are awarded at two different times throughout the year to accommodate when students might need to apply for support. The award will be made directly to the student and may be used to pay for supplies or other expenses directly related to the project.  Grant awards will be determined, up to the fund limits, by the Interim Associate Dean of Research, Dr. Lund and the research committee. Another call for applications will be issued a the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Completed application forms must be submitted by the date below for the 2020-2021 academic school year to to Dave Farbo, Research Center Projects Manager, 2109 Bass Building or d.farbo@tcu.edu. All support awards will be announced two weeks from the submission due date.

March 26th, 2021         Support April 1, 2021 through May 28, 2021

  • Please note that all applications must contain the endorsements of the Department Advisor/Chair.
  • Not all applicants will be awarded research grants as there is a limit on available funds.
  • The research committee will meet and make a decision on who will be awarded funds by mid-February.
  • You MUST submit a progress report to the Associate Dean of Research quarterly, explaining which funds have been spent, what progress has been made, and if any changes need to be made to the timeline.

Mentors and students are expected to participate throughout the year in assessment of the support initiative. If a student receives an award for research support, then in turn they will be expected to present at the student research symposium in the spring.

Student Research Grant Application
Student Research Funding Application Example
Reimbursement Form

Research-Related Student Travel

TCU Graduate Studies offers travel grants for graduate students up to $400. Click here for more information and application.

HCNHS Boller Presentations

Congratulations to the 2021 HCNHS Boller Competition award winners!

1st Place: Sara Harris from Kinesiology

Presentation: The Influence of Unilateral Lower Limb Crossover Muscular Fatigue on Postural Control and Balance

Mentor: Adam King

Runner Up: Lauren Spear from COSD

Presentation: The Effectiveness of Ultrasound Biofeedback in the Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders within a School Environment

Mentor: Ahmed Rivera Campos

2021 HCNHS Competition: April 7, 12:00 – 5:00

Participation confirmed by March 15th

Graduate Calendar

October 20

  • Three-Minute Thesis Training 12:30 – 2:00pm

February 1

  • Three-Minute Thesis Application due by 5:00 pm

February 25th

  • Three-Minute Thesis Competition 3:00-5:00 pm

April 15

  • HCNHS Student Research Symposium 8:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Graduate posters 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Graduate Documents

Thesis and Dissertation Manual

P.h.D.

P.h.D. Handbook
Dissertation Guidelines
Dissertation Proposal Guidelines
Full time PhD Student Curriculum Plan Form
Part-Time PhD Student Curriculum Plan Form
Written-Oral Comprehensive Exam Grade Form
Oral Exam Approval Form
Research Topic Approval Form
Dissertation Proposal Approval Form
Dissertation Final Defense Approval Form

M.S.

Thesis Manual
Thesis Approval Form

HCNHS Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentations

2021 HCNHS 3MT Competition: February 25th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Application Due Date: February 1st by 5:00 p.m.

Three Minute Thesis Event Flyer
Three Minute Thesis Guidelines
Three Minute Thesis Student Training

Three Minute Thesis Application