How to Apply
All students and advisors connected to a SURG Grant must REGISTER. For group projects, one student in the group can register the project and invite the other students and advisor(s) to join. All participants will receive an email to accept the invitation.
When registering, please update any incorrect or missing information in your profile.
Please note: All faculty advisors and students on group projects must be added by the student initiating the project registration. You MUST use their ANDREW ID to enter those individuals. ID exchanges will not enable you to apply (i.e. cmu.edu; cmu.cs.edu; cmu.sei.cmu; cmu.ece.edu, etc.) Use of the online application requires WebISO authentication for each applicant.
Your application is your chance to tell us about your proposed research, why it's significant, and how you plan to use a SURG grant. Your finished application will include:
-1 final draft of your proposal (3 pages max)
-1 final copy of your budget
-1 letter of support from your advisor
There are two types of proposals. Which of the two types - I or II - should I submit?
For students who are in the Arts and Humanities, there is a new proposal option, Type I, which we think will be more appropriate for these types of projects. If you are submitting a proposal in any of these areas, you should see the "Guidelines for Students Writing Art and Creative Humanities Grant Proposals" below.
All other students should sumbit Type II and follow the standard guidelines below for that type.
Both proposals must include budgets and follow the same Proposal Format in terms of length, font, and printing. All students are encouraged strongly to work with their advisors and also to seek help from the Undergraduate Research Office Director.
If you are uncertain about whether Proposal Type I or Type II is most appropriate for you, please contact Stephanie Wallach, Director of the URO, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Keating-Miller at email@example.com, or call 8-5702.
You will post this information using the registration page link, but you are also required to submit one full copy of your proposal (excluding the letter of collaboration) by the published deadline to our office at 531 Warner Hall.
Type I: Guidelines for Students Writing Arts and Creative Humanities Grant Proposals
Type II: Guidelines for All Other Proposals
Before the deadline, you should do the following things:
- Ask your project advisor for a letter of support
- Draft your proposal based on the guidelines in Writing Your Proposal
- Apply Here
- Meet with our Director or Assistant Director
If you will work with Human Subjects: Read A Note on Human Subjects for instructions