Undergraduate Fellowships

The Academic Year and Summer Fellowships were established to help provide financial support for undergraduate students to create an environment where students can become involved in meaningful faculty-supervised research and creative activity.

Student proposals are reviewed and scored by the CUGR Advisory Committee which is made up of faculty from all over campus across all disciplines.

The awarded projects are selected based on the scores from the reviewers and panel discussions. Each proposal must include an abstract, a project description, a timeline, a budget justification, and a faculty commitment letter.


Academic Year (AY) Fellowships Information

Each Academic Year (AY) $2,000 award provides funds to help cover the costs of the student’s project including stipend, supplies, qualifying travel, etc.

Timeline:

  • Proposal submission form opens: Monday, September 9, 2024 – To be linked here-
  • Proposal submission form closes: Monday, October 16, 2024, 4:30 PM
  • Students will be awarded by: Thursday, October 31, 2024, 4:30 PM
  • Performance period begins: Friday, November 1, 2024
  • Performance period ends: Thursday, May 2, 2025
  • Final reports due: Friday, May 16, 2025 –Final Report Submission


Eligibility Criteria:

1. Undergraduate students (any discipline) currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maine or the University of Maine at Machias for the full academic year may submit a proposal in consultation with a faculty mentor.
2. Applicants need to describe the research or creative activity, placing it in the context of scholarly activities, while presenting it so that it is understandable to all reviewers outside the applicant’s research field.
3. Research funds cannot be used for international travel.
4.
 Award Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by May 16, 2025, and are expected to present the product of their research at the  Annual UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity Friday, April 11, 2025, UMaine New Balance Field House.

Academic Year 2024-2025 Proposal Form

*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 Fellowships Information

Each Summer award provides funds to help cover the costs of the student’s project, including stipend, supplies, qualifying travel, etc.

Timeline:

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2025- Proposal Submission Form Opens
  • Monday, February 18, 2025- Propfals Submission Form Closes at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 3, 2025- Students Informed of Decisions by 4:30 pm
  • Monday, May 12, 2025- Performance Period Begins
  • Friday, August 22, 2025- Performance Period Ends
  • Friday, September 12, 2025- Final Reports Due by 4:30 pm

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Undergraduate students (any discipline) currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Maine or the University of Maine at Machias for the full academic year may submit a proposal in consultation with a faculty mentor.
2. Applicants need to describe the research or creative activity, placing it in the context of scholarly activities, while presenting it so that it is understandable to all reviewers outside the applicant’s research field.
3. Research funds cannot be used for international travel
4.
 Award Recipients must submit a report including technical and financial data by Friday, September 12th, 2025, and are expected to present the product of their research at the Annual UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity on April 17, 2026.

Summer 2025 Faculty Commitment Form

*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.