Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), formerly known as SCOP, is one of
the most popular and successful undergraduate research programs at UVU. Each summer,
upper-division students work with faculty mentors to conduct in-depth research or
creative work related to their chosen field of study. The Undergraduate Research Program
provides awards to support completion of these projects.
Funds are awarded in May of each year on a competitive basis. The maximum funding amount is $1500 per student. Awards may be used for travel, supplies, or student hourly wages to assist with their faculty mentor's research. Proposals will be submitted to the Scholarly and Creative Activities Council for review during spring semester. Click here to download the application.
Students awarded funding must send a 3-5 page summary, and a poster representing their findings prior to the beginning of the following school-year. They must also apply to present their research at a discipline specific, national, international, regional, or institutional conference.
1. Complete an proposal outlining your project,
including your research and methodology.
Please be sure to include your name, UVID,
e-mail address, and the name of your faculty mentor.
2. Prepare an itemized budget for your project.
List expenses separately and provide rationale for each.
3. Fill out the Application Form, located on the
Undergraduate Research homepage.
Be sure to get all necessary signatures.
4. Obtain a letter of recommendation from your
Your application will not be reviewed without this letter.
5. Submit your proposal, budget, signed application form,
and recommendation letter to your Dean's Office before the deadline.
March 16, 2015 by 5:00 pm
This is a firm deadline.
Notification of awards will be sent via email