Fellowship Program

2018 Summer Fellowship Call for Proposals 

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) is pleased to announce Research and Creative Activities Fellowship program to support undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research. Several $3000 Fellowships will be awarded for the 2018 Summer Semester on a competitive basis; the competition is open to all UMaine undergraduate students from all majors. Each fellowship provides financial support for one student to conduct faculty-mentored research. The CUGR Advisory Committee will review research and creative activities proposals for clarity of objectives, importance to the field, proposed approach, appropriateness of the budget, and indication of the project feasibility.

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. Preference will be given to students graduating in May 2019, or later.

2. Applicants will 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 field.

3. Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by 9/15/2018 and are expected to present the product of their research at the 10th Annual CUGR Showcase/UMaine Student Symposium on April 17th, 2019.



This program supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty mentored research.

New Media at the research symposium

In Fall 2012, CUGR was awarded a PRE-VUE grant entitled “Enhancing Undergraduate Academic Experiences through Student-Faculty Research Collaboration” This led CUGR to establish an Academic Year Fellowship and Summer Fellowship Program. 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.

Academic Year Fellowships: Each fellowship provides a $1000 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. 

Summer Fellowships: Each fellowship provides a $3000 award for the student to help cover costs of the project.



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