SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AT UWW
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) invites applications for a ten-week mentored summer research grant. Up to 15 fellowships will be awarded with stipends of $3,500. In addition, up to $500 in funding for supplies, services and travel expenses. Mentors of selected research fellows will receive a summer stipend of $2,500. Stipend amounts are taxed.
The most important factor in proposing a successful project is your enthusiasm for the project itself and working with the mentor. SURF is not 'just a summer job'; a project should have significant intellectual and creative content. For more details, please consult the . For suggestions on how to compose a successful proposal, please consult this guide.
Video: How to Submit Proposal
Below are examples of four successful proposals. Some information has been omitted for privacy. Please click the respective subject for reference.
1) Communications - Education and Professional Studies
2) Economics - Business and Economics
3) Biology - Letters and Sciences
4) Environmental Science - Letters and Sciences
NOTE: This page provides information on the SURF UWW program. You may apply to both the SURF UWW and SURF CBR programs, but be aware that each program has different requirements, so be sure to adjust any application materials accordingly.
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EvaluateUR is an assessment tool designed to evaulate learning outcomes of students participating in summer research. One of the primary goals of this assessment tool is to obtain a reliable assessment of the program's impact on participating students that goes beyond the student survey data that has so far been the principle source of impact findings reported in the literature. The project requires a series of students' self-reflection, mentors' assessment of the students' learning, and dialogues between the mentee-mentor pairs throughout Summer 2018. Those who are interested in participating in this project should indicate so on their SURF application. Each team who satisfactorily complete the evaulation project will receive an additional $500 in research budget.
If your research will entail or entails human or animal subjects, you must hold or obtain approval from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Undergraduate Research Program award funds will not be disbursed to you until you provide the appropriate protocol number from ORSP to URP. If you do not have a protocol number assigned to your research and need to apply, please be aware that the approval process may last three to four weeks for finalization. This is especially important when planning travel arrangements.
In order to apply for the SURF Program, you will need to apply via our online submission process. The application link can be found near the bottom of this webpage. Please note that a complete application consists of:
The proposal should be as specific as you can make it as it will be read by the URP Council members with some knowledge of your field. It must outline what you plan to do, and why it addresses important research questions in your field or why it addresses important public concerns. The outline consists of the research design (what you propose to do, the methodology for the research, how you will analyze the results, etc.)
Reviewers will assess your proposal by using the criteria under the section, "Selection Process SURF."
For additional optional and example guidelines on writing an excellent proposal, please consult the 'SURF Proposal Writing Guidelines.'
Please use the guidelines example at your own discretion.
Applications will be reviewed by members of the Undergraduate Research Program. The review committee may ask select applicants to provide revised proposals before further evaluations are made. Up to 30 finalists will be invited to a 20-minute interview with the selection committee. The selection committee will evaluate fellowship applications on the following criteria and will also consider representation of different disciplines among the supported summer fellowships:
|Criteria||Number of Points|
|Applicant demonstrates that the project is feasible and has scholarly or creative merit.||20 points|
|Applicant demonstrates that they will acquire significant new skills or experiences as a result of this project.||15 points|
|Applicant presents a clear and compelling case for how the fellowship will allow them to continue their Undergraduate Research during the 2015-2016 academic school year and how this summer fellowship will contribute to their career or post-graduate study plans.||15 points|
|Applicant demonstrates that they can successfully complete the 10 week fellowship.||10 points|
|Applicant is prepared for the fellowship (coursework, experience, etc).||10 points|
|Letters of support from the applicant's mentor and proposed community partner attest to the merit of this project.||10 points|
|Mentor letter demonstrates enthusiasm, appropriate experience and time commitment to supervise this project.||20 points|
Please address any questions to the Undergraduate Research Program, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Informational sessions dates and times:
Feb. 27 at 1pm-2pm in McCutchan 12
Mar. 7 at 11am-12pm in McCutchan 12
Technical questions on the grant application software? Grant technical workshop scheduled for:
Feb. 19 at 11am-3pm in McCutchan 11B
Feb. 20 at 9am-10:30am in McCutchan 11B
Mar. 6 at 9am-10:30am in McCutchan 11B
Mar. 7 at 11am-3pm in McCutchan 11B
If you have any further questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or giving us a call at 262.472.1296.
SURF UWW Application
Note: Form Currently OPEN
Due March 9, 2018 @3pm