SURE Grant Application
Please use this form to begin the application process for the SURE program. Electronic applications are due to the Undergraduate Research Committee by Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The require academic transcript may be sent via campus mail to Unit 8344, or delivered to the History Department office, Elizabeth Hall 312. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Reiter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Narrative Description: An electronic application must include a narrative description of the goals and methodology of the proposed research project, appropriate references, and written in accordance with the canons of the student's academic discipline. The narrative, not to exceed 1,500 words, must minimally address the following:
Abstract: An abstract of the project (100-200 words), including the project title, the student’s name and research advisor's name. The abstract should summarize the project's essential content, and should be understandable to a non-specialist in your field.
Transcript: An official copy of the student's academic transcript (available from the Office of the Registrar).
Recommendation Letter I: A letter of recommendation from the student's proposed faculty mentor, sent by the faculty member, using the online form. Please list the name of the proposed faculty mentor below.
Recommendation Letter II: One additional letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the student's academic achievements and/or research experience and potential, using the online form. Please list the name of the second reference below.
- The purpose of the proposed research
- The methods and procedures for achievement of the objectives
- The form and dissemination of the research results
- What the student applicant hopes to learn as a result of participation SURE
- How the student’s participation in SURE will advance the applicant’s personal, academic, and professional goals
- For those requesting research-related funds, an additional budget sheet should specifically outline both the amounts and purpose of those funds (e.g. travel, equipment, photocopying, etc.), up to and not to exceed $500.
If the sponsoring faculty mentor can show that a SURE recipient has not completed SURE research in good faith within reasonable expectations, or if the student does not undertake the proposed project at all, that student is liable for return of the $2000 stipend. Failure to do so will be counted as an outstanding account and impede the student's ability to graduate. The student may petition the Undergraduate Research Committee if there are extenuating circumstances.