Carnegie Mellon University
October 23, 2013

Spring 2014 SURG Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) program offers grants to undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for research in all fields of study.

What can I do?

Students interested in any form of research may apply. You can work alone or in a large group, in a traditional or inter-disciplinary field, 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?

One-person projects qualify for grants up to $500. Group projects can receive up to $1000. 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:
-A CMU undergraduate student - including freshmen - in a degree-granting program;
-Going to be enrolled during the semester of your grant for Fall or Spring awards, or the semester following your grant for Summer awards;
-In good academic standing (not on probation, leave of absence or suspension).

When should I apply?

If you are interested in a SURG grant for the Spring 2014 semester, the deadline is Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Appointments with the Director or Assistant Director of the URO to review proposals should be made no later than Monday, October 21, 2013.

Upcoming SURG workshops:

  • October 9, 2013 @ 4:30 pm (Baker Hall 235A)
  • October 16, 2013 @ 12:00 pm (University Center/Rangos 1)