SURG/CW: Small Undergraduate Research Grants/Crosswalk
For Spring 2015
Proposal Deadine: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Small Undergraduate Research Grant/Crosswalk (SURG/CW) program offers grants for materials and supplies to undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for research in all fields of study that cross disciplines. SURG/CW provides supplementary funds above what is allowed for SURG (one-person projects qualify for grants up to $500; group projects can receive up to $1000).
What can I do?
Students interested in any form of interdisciplinary research may apply. This includes projects that involve students from two or more departments and/or disciplines. It can also cover a project defined as interdisciplinary, drawing on research and faculty support that cross different fields. You can work alone or in a large group, in a professor's lab or in a studio - it's up to you. The URO adheres to a broad definition of research: "Research, scholarly, or artistic activities that lead to the production of new knowledge; to increased problem solving capabilities, including design and analysis; to original, critical or historical theory and interpretation; or to the production of art or artistic performance."
How much funding can I get from SURG/CW?
SURG/CW offers ADDITIONAL funding beyond traditional SURG (one-person projects qualify for grants up to $500; group projects can receive up to $1000). It is especially important for SURG/CW that applicants include a detailed budget of all expenses. The grants are given as cash awards for materials and supplies related to your project only, and will not affect your financial aid.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible if you are:
1. A CMU undergraduate student - including freshmen - in a degree-granting program;
2. Going to be enrolled during the semester of your grant for Fall or Spring awards, or the semester following your grant for Summer awards;
3. In good academic standing (not on probation, leave of absence or suspension).
When should I apply?
If you are interested in a SURG/CW grant for the Spring 2015 semester, the deadline is Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Appointments with the Director or Associate Director of the URO to review proposals should take place no later than Monday, October 27, 2014. Proposal-writing workshops are available every semester.
What are the Grant Requirements?
By accepting your grant, you are agreeing to:
1. participate in all required URO events
2. write thank you notes to donors
3. complete all assessments connected to your SURG and SURG/CW
4. present your work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (Meeting of the Minds)
5. follow human subjects protocol where appropriate.
Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in ineligibility for future awards.
Ready to start the process? Use the links to the left.