Fellowship Opportunities

CUGR Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Academic Year CUGR Fellowships

Summer 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’s 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.

Academic Year CUGR Fellowship Information:

• Academic Year CUGR Fellowships: Each fellowship provides an $1200 award for the student to help cover
costs of the project, including stipend, supplies, qualifying travel, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maine
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 in such a way that it is understandable to the reviewers from outside of the applicant’s
research field.
3. Award Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by May 1 and
are expected to present the product of their research at the  Annual UMaine Student Symposium:
Research and Creative Activity.

Fall Call for Proposals
Submissions Open: September 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020

Submit Faculty Commitment Letter

Sample Proposal Form: AY2021 CFP – Google Forms PDF

Final Report Information:
Reports are due at the end of each respective performance period.
– Academic Year Fellowship Performance Period.
  • Final Report Due: May 14, 2021

File Name and File Format: 

Save all final report materials in a single .pdf file (multiple files and file uploads will not be accepted).

The final report filename should be titled LASTNAME_AWARD TYPE YEAR_REPORT

e.g. Alex Smith, Fellowship recipient, would name/save the final report file as such:
– Smith_CUGR_SUMMER18_Report.pdf
(CUGR Summer Recipient 2018)

The final report should include:

Our written report is a more complete summary of your work. Final reports should be no more than four pages (using single spacing) – including graphs and charts and no less than two pages. Font – Use Times New Roman or Arial font, 12 point font size.
– Line Spacing – Use Single and a half Spacing (1.5)

1. Introductory Information in the following order: (Centered)
Title of Your Research Report (Use Bold Formatting)
Student Researcher: Your First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
Advisor: Name of Your Advisor
Name of College / University You Attend (Use Underline Formatting)
Name of Your Department

2. Abstract

3. Project objectives (a discussion of your objectives)

4. Methodology used

5. Results obtained

6. Significance and interpretation of results

7. Self-assessment of the project success

8. Publications and follow-up proposal resulted from this award

9. Figures/Charts

10. Acknowledgments and References

Final Reports should be submitted at the following URL: https://tinyurl.com/CUGR-FinalReport

MSGC Report:

The final report template can be found here: https://www.msgc.org/wp-content/uploads/MSGC-Student-Final-Report-Template.pdf

Final Reports should be submitted at the following URL: https://tinyurl.com/CUGR-FinalReport

Check the google form for further information: Final Report Submission

Summer CUGR Fellowship Information:

• Summer Fellowships: Each fellowship provides a $3700 award for the student to help cover costs
of the project, including stipend, supplies, qualifying travel, etc. International travel is not supported.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maine
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 in such a way that it is understandable to the reviewers from outside of the applicant’s
research field.
3. Award Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by Friday, September 17, 2021, and
are expected to present the product of their research at the  Annual UMaine Student Symposium:
Research and Creative Activity on Friday, April 16th, 2021.

Call for Summer Fellowship Proposals

  • Accepting applications now! Apply at CUGR Summer 2021
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
    • Please submit your application prior to the above deadline.
  • Submit the Faculty support letter here.
  • Performance Period: May 10, 2021 – August 27, 2021
    • 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.
  • Final Report Due: Friday, September 17, 2021
Final Report Information:
Reports are due at the end of each respective performance period.
  • Final Report Due: Friday, September 17, 2021

CUGR Fellowship final reports should include:
– Research results
– Self-assessment of the project success
– Budget report
– Publications and follow-up proposal resulted from this award

Check the google form for further information: Final Report Submission
Submission must be made online using this link: