About the Summer Scholars and Artists Program
The Undergraduate Research Center offers awards to support Binghamton University undergraduates in special research, scholarship or creative activities during the summer. These prestigious fellowships provide a stipend to permit students to conduct primary research or creative activities with faculty mentors. The fellowships are intended to support the student's original research or creative projects, not to support research assistance for a faculty member's research project. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome. Support for the awards comes from the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
The fellowships support undergraduate students in eight weeks of full-time scholarly activity. Each fellowship consists of a $3,000 student award and a $1,000 faculty award.
The deadline for fellowship applications for the Summer 2013 Program is February 8, 2013.
- Faculty mentors may receive funding to mentor only one student.
- Open to students graduating in spring 2014 or later.
- Students can only receive the Summer Scholars and Artists Program fellowship once.
- Students may not receive other funding during the period covered by this award.
- This award is made to allow recipients to devote their full attention to the proposed research or creative project during the award period. Part-time employment is discouraged, but may be permitted under special circumstances and only with prior approval by the director of the Undergraduate Research Center.
- Recipients will present a preliminary report on the results of their research immediately following the completion of the award period.
- Recipients will formally present the results of their research during the 2013-14 academic year.
- Recipients will provide guidance to potential applicants in the academic year following their fellowship.
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
- The intellectual quality of the project and its feasibility.
- The student's preparation for the project through prior experience or training.
- The merit of the research/creative experience.
- The faculty member's plan for support and mentoring.
Additional information and application instructions are available here.