Summer Funds (URO, DLA, UCRF)

To apply, faculty members must submit the online application for each project. The deadline will be the first week of March 2018.

We have moved the form to an online application. To complete the application, you will need:

  • a brief project description including details about the student's role in the project;
  • requested funding amounts;
  • estimated dates of research and weekly hours.

If you do not yet have a student identified, you may still apply. The application no longer asks for student specifics.

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

Positions need to follow the Summer Research Assistant Policies. The following is a detailed list of available funds. On the new online application you will only need to choose the broad funding category and not specific funds.

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Funds have a maximum grant amount of $5,300. The Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) and Undergraduate Collaborative Research Fund (UCRF) normally only fund stipends with a cap of $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. We allocate funding based on the following guidelines:

  1. How well the project and or position meets the criteria established for the fund
  2. Whether the faculty member already has external funding (lower ranking if yes)
  3. The merits 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. 

To apply, faculty members must submit the online application for each project. The deadline will be the first week of March 2018.

The 2018 student research assistant rate is TBA. The 2017 rate was $430 per week for a 40 hour equivalent (with a $10/wk increase to students returning to the same lab) or prorated at $10.75 per hour equivalent.

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

Also see Setting Up Summer Research Assistant Positions