Summer 2014

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Goal: The goal of the VUSRP is to enhance joint student-faculty research efforts.


Student support: A $4000 stipend will be provided for each student.

Faculty support: Some faculty members are eligible to apply for supplementary research funds for themselves, in connection with the VUSRP, under the Undergraduate Research Supervision Grants (URSG) component of the Research Scholars Grants Program, information about which can be found at:

Note: To be considered for these research funds, the faculty sponsor must apply for them through the Research Scholar Grants Program at the same time the student applies for the VUSRP Fellowship.


Information meetings: Information meetings will be held in each of the four participating undergraduate schools to explain the program to students. Members of the VUSRP Coordinating Committee will conduct these meetings in early to mid-February. This schedule of these meetings will be posted on this site in January.

Application procedure:

Application review:

  1. The VUSRP Coordinating Committee will review the applications.
  2. The review will consider
    1. the extent to which the proposed work will enhance joint student-faculty research
    2. the degree to which the research setting and work plan meet the student's stated goals
    3. the role that participation in the VUSRP plays in the faculty member's program of academic work and research.
  3. Awards will be announced by April 1st 2014.

Other resources for students interested in summer research

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