Summer Funds

URO and the Dean for Faculty Development and Research oversee several sources of support for summer research assistants. Applications for funding must be made by the faculty member with whom the student would be working.

Funds have a maximum grant amount of $5,300. UCRF normally only funds wages and is capped at $4,300 but travel or other expenses may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and requests should be included in the application.

These funds are intended to promote faculty development and support student research opportunities. Therefore, awarding of the funds will be based upon the following criteria:

  1. How well the project and/or student meet the criteria established for the fund
  2. Whether the faculty member already has external funding (lower ranking if yes)
  3. The quality of the proposed project
  4. Faculty in regular appointments have priority, with untenured faculty considered first
  5. Normally any one faculty will be funded up to 2 positions, additional positions may be considered depending on total applications. Faculty should note order of prioritizing for funding.

Review will be completed by late March. Notices are targeted to be sent out the Friday before break.

Also see Hiring a Summer Research Assistant

How to Apply for Funding

To apply for funding, faculty members should submit:

  • the application cover page
  • a two-page proposal that includes:
    title, brief description of the proposed research including the student's tasks and activities, and an itemized budget
  • letter statement of support for the proposed student

Please submit only one application and indicate which fund(s)  you wish the proposed student to be considered for.

Please email the application and any additional required documents to the Undergraduate Research Office.

The deadline is March 7, 2016.

The 2016 student research assistant rate is $430 per week for 40 hours (with a $10/wk increase to students returning) or $10.75 per hour.