The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is pleased to announce the fourth annual Chapman University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. This will be a great opportunity to have a paid summer fellowship on campus with a faculty member in addition to professional programming, social events, and other activities designated for this group of SURF participants.
We encourage students across all disciplines to start identifying full-time faculty members who are willing to provide them mentorship for this program through the summer. Explore our faculty profiles to get more information on the variety of faculty research interests. The program lasts for 10 weeks during summer 2015 (30 hours research/week expected, June - August) in which students will be provided a fellowship of $3,000 with an opportunity for additional funding of up to $1,000 to be applied towards research expenses (students must submit a separate research grant proposal for consideration after notification of fellowship). Sponsoring faculty mentors will also be provided a stipend of $1,000. On-campus housing is available for the summer.
The selection criteria are based on application materials and letter of collaboration provided by the sponsoring faculty member. Additionally, if your research involves humans or animals, you will need to request Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. The IRB at Chapman University is an authority that reviews, approves, denies and provides ongoing oversight of research involving human and animal subjects in accordance with FDA regulations. If your research requires IRB approval, you must apply for approval before the SURF application deadline. Proof of submission can be sent by email to email@example.com. For more information, please review the IRB forms and instructions.
Students without prior research experience are encouraged to apply.
Please see the flyer and FAQ sheet for more information about the program.
The application is available at the following link:
2015 SURF Application
The deadline for application and letter of collaboration is March 2, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Award notifications are expected to be sent on April 1st. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
The 2012 SURF Program was featured in Chapman Magazine. Click to read about the incredible research opportunities our previous SURF fellows had.