Have you been wanting to write a novel or work on a creative project but haven’t had the time, a mentor, or money? This is an exciting opportunity that most undergraduates don’t know about. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences sponsors summer undergraduate research grants in a program called SURG.
The program offers students the opportunity to design a project and develop a proposal for competitive review. Applications are judged on the quality of the proposed project and the educational benefit to the student. Since funding is limited, awards are granted to the strongest proposals.
Award recipients will work closely with a faculty advisor on their project to help them through the process.
USRP grants provide students a taxable stipend of $1500; $1250 will be paid in regular payments between late June and early September. The remaining $250 will be paid on submission of a final project report. Students may also apply for an expense allowance of up to $250 to cover such expenses as travel, supplies, or computer-related costs.
Gabriella Zellar, assistant editor and writer for The Underground, was just one of ten recipients for the 2014 summer session. She plans on writing a super hero novel with her grant. Good luck, Gabriella!
While it is too late to apply for this summer, get some information and consider applying next year! Check out the timetable below.
Applications are filed via: http://las.depaul.edu/Research/Undergraduate/GrantPrograms.asp
• The online application opens on March 15.
• The online application closes on April 15.
• Award notification is usually by May 1st
• Final paper due December 1st (last stipend payment is released)