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The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (OURS) invites proposals from all disciplines for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. The goal of the SURF program is to foster a community of undergraduate research and engaged scholarship during the summer months at Radford University. This program will fund a variety of projects where students engage in an original, intellectual or creative contribution to a discipline.

The complete application must be submitted by 5 p.m. on February 11, 2022. The 2022 Request for Proposals can be found here. You can submit the completed proposal to our portal linked here.

A word document template for the 2.5 page proposal can be found by clicking here.

The faculty support letter will be submitted via a Qualtrics application, which will be automatically sent to faculty mentors' email addresses that students enter on their SURF application. If you or your faculty mentor would like to acccess the faculty mentor support letter form prior to submitting your SURF application, it can be accessed here: Faculty Support Letter Form.

Grant Amount:

Total grants are not to exceed $3000.  This includes a $2000 stipend to the SURF recipient, a $500 faculty mentor stipend, and a $500 budget for the mentor to allocate toward supplies or additional student stipend. Supplies should be purchased through this fiscal year and university regulations for E&G funds apply.  The expectation is that students will work on average 20 hours a week for ten weeks.  Personal and professional development workshops will be held for the participating students.

Please address questions to ours@radford.edu or call 540-831-7203.

Eligibility:

  • All currently enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate students who will graduate after the Fall 2022 semester and who wish to engage in research, scholarship or creative works during the summer are eligible to apply.
  • Projects must be carried out under the supervision of a Radford University faculty mentor.
  • Each student may only submit one SURF application per year.
  • Students who have previously received a SURF award must acknowledge their last award, summarize outcomes and specify how the new project will be different.
  • Proposals must get Institutional Review Board approval when necessary.
  • Students must attend at least half of the Personal and Professional Development sessions held during the summer.  

The complete application must be submitted by 5 p.m. February 11, 2022.