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 $1100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project.
Summer Fellowships: Each fellowship provides a $3300 award for the student to help cover costs of the project.
This program supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty mentored research.
To Apply for any of these awards and programs click on the URL, provided below during the proposal acceptance period, for each respective award cycle. This will allow you to view the electronic application and call for proposals page.
*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.
2018-19 Academic Year Fellowship Application
Call For Proposals
The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Academic Year Fellowship ‘Call for Proposals’. This program supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty-mentored research. Several fellowships will be awarded for the 2018–19 academic year on a competitive basis; the competition is open to all UMaine undergraduate students from all majors. Each fellowship provides up to $1100 support for one student to conduct faculty-mentored research. The proposal will be reviewed for clarity of objectives, importance to the field, proposed approach, appropriateness of the budget, and indication of the project feasibility.
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 or after May 2019.
- 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.
- Allproposalsmustbeaccompaniedbyafacultymentorcommitmentlettersubmittedthroughthe provided electronic link found in the application form.
- Award Recipients must submit a final report, including technical and financial data, by May 15, 2019.
- All recipients are required to submit an abstract and present the product of their research at the 4th Annual UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity (UMSS19) on April 10, 2019.