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.

Undergraduate students are only able to be awarded up to $3,000 during their undergraduate career. For example: If you have won a Summer Fellowship at $3,000 (or higher) you are unable to win another undergraduate fellowship or research experience through CUGR or MSGC. This includes AI and Medicine. 

Academic Year (AY) CUGR/MSGC Fellowship Information:

UMaine and UMaine Machias undergraduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate in the CUGR Academic Year Fellowships.

Academic Year (AY) CUGR/MSGC Fellowships: Each AY fellowship provides a $1500 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 or 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 the reviewers from outside of the applicant’s research field.
3. Award Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by May 13, 2022, and are expected to present the product of their research at the  Annual UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity Friday, April 15, 2022.

Fall Call for CUGR/MSGC Academic Year Fellowship Proposals:
  • Submissions Open: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021
    • Please submit your application prior to the above deadline.
  • Performance Period: November 1, 2021 – May 1, 2022
    • 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/MSGC Fellowship Information:

Summer CUGR/MSGC Fellowship Information:

UMaine and UMaine Machias udergraduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate in the CUGR/MSGC Summer Fellowships.

• Summer Fellowships: Each fellowship provides a monetary award (to be announced) 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 or 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 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 16, 2022, and are expected to present the product of their research at the  Annual UMaine Student Symposium:  Research and Creative Activity on Friday, April 14th, 2023.

Call for CUGR/MSGC Summer Fellowship Proposals

  • Submissions Open: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
    • Please submit your application prior to the above deadline.
  • Submit the Faculty support letter here
  • Performance Period: May 9, 2022 – August 26, 2022
    • 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 16, 2022
  • 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.