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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Center

Summer Research Grants

The Summer Research Grants are intended to stimulate student/faculty collaborative projects. You may request up to $3,500, and you may include a stipend in addition to project expendables. The duration of the project can vary in length based on the nature of the project, but can be no longer than 10 weeks. The Summer Research Program cannot fund service learning programs, tuition, DU courses (direct or indirect), or lessons. Proposals should be jointly submitted by the student and the faculty member.

While most partnerships involve one-to-one work with a faculty member, students can choose to work with faculty from more than one discipline. In the event of a multiple student project, each student must submit an application stating his/her personal contribution to the project and is eligible to receive $3,500. Graduating Seniors are not eligible to apply for a Summer grant.

Student stipends

Student stipends, if requested, will be paid on a monthly basis and are taxed. When requesting a stipend, you must factor in an 8% fringe rate. You must submit an I-9 form, required paperwork proving ability to work in the United States, and a W-4 form.


The application is online. APPLY HERE.

A complete application consists of: 

  1. The online application
  2. The project proposal, maximum 2 pages (uploaded at the end of the online application)
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. Faculty support letter (may be uploaded with the other documents online, or may be emailed to

Be prepared to submit the following information: 

  • Student information
  • Faculty partner information
  • Project title and abstract/summary
  • Project timeline
  • Budget request and description
  • IRB/IACUC approval information, if applicable

DEADLINE: March 25, 2015 11:59pm.