CUGR Undergraduate Research Fellowships

General Fellowship Information 

The Academic Year and Summer Fellowships were established to help provide financial support for undergraduate students in hopes of creating an environment where students can become involved in meaningful faculty-supervised research. Student proposals are reviewed and scored by the CUGR Advisory Committee. The awarded projects are selected based on the scores from the reviews and panel discussions. Each proposal must include an abstract, project description, a timeline, a budget justification, and a faculty commitment letter.

Summer Fellowships through CUGR Information:

Each Summer award provides a $3000 to help cover the costs of the student’s project, including stipend, supplies, qualifying travel, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Undergraduate students (any discipline) currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maine or the University of Maine at Machias may submit a proposal in consultation with a faculty mentor.
2. Applicants need to describe the research, placing it in the context of scholarly activities, while presenting it in such a way that it is understandable to all reviewers from outside of the applicant’s research field.
3. Award Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by Friday, September 15th, 2023, and are expected to present the product of their research at the Annual UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity in April of 2024.

  • Proposal Submissions Open: Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 16th, 2023 by 4:00 PM
  • Performance Period: May 8, 2023 – August 25, 2023
    • Only expenses directly associated with the research during this period will be covered
    • Your project can be completed at any time during this performance period, provided that you and your advisor have reached an agreement that is commensurate with your discipline.
*You must sign in with your @maine.edu account to successfully submit the forms.  All Proposals and Applications are to be completed and submitted ELECTRONICALLY. 

Academic Year (AY) Fellowships through CUGR Information:

Each Academic Year (AY) award provides a $1500 to help cover the costs of the student’s project, including stipend, supplies, qualifying travel, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Undergraduate students (any discipline) currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maine or the University of Maine at Machias may submit a proposal in consultation with a faculty mentor.
2. Applicants need to describe the research, placing it in the context of scholarly activities, while presenting it in such a way that it is understandable to all reviewers from outside of the applicant’s research field.
3. Award Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by Friday, May 18th, 2023, and are expected to present the product of their research at the  Annual UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) University of Maine, Orono.

  • Proposal Submissions Open: Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: was Friday, October 14, 2022, by 5:00 PM EST
  • Performance Period: November 1, 2022 – May 1, 2023
    • Only expenses directly associated with the research during this period will be covered
    • Your project can be completed at any time during this performance period, provided that you and your advisor have reached an agreement that is commensurate with your discipline.

*You must sign in with your @maine.edu account to successfully submit the forms.  All Proposals and Applications are to be completed and submitted ELECTRONICALLY.