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.

Academic Year CUGR Fellowship Information:

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

*Academic year fellowship information will be updated when the submission is opened again.

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 Friday, April 16, 2021.

Fall Call for CUGR Academic Year Fellowship Proposals:
  • Submissions Open: TBA
  • Submission Deadline: TBA
    • Please submit your application prior to the above deadline.
  • Submit Faculty Commitment Letter
  • Performance Period: TBA
    • 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 Reports should be submitted at the following URL: TBA
Check the google form for further information: Final Report Submission
 

*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. 

Summer CUGR Fellowship Information:

• Summer Fellowships: Each fellowship provides a $3700 award to help cover costs of the student’s 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 CUGR Summer Fellowship Proposals

  • Submissions Open: TBA
  • Submission Deadline: TBA
    • 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 Reports should be submitted at the following URL: Summer Final Report Submission
 

*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.