Undergraduate / Research OpportunitiesResearch Grants & McCormick Summer Research Award
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- Why Apply for a Research Grant?
- Grants for McCormick Undergraduates
- Gateway Research Awards
- McCormick Summer Research Awards
- Winning a grant can help fund your research during the summer and the school year.
- Winning a grant enables you to contribute to cutting-edge research that helps solve today’s complex engineering and science problems.
- Winning a grant is a great honor that testifies to the undergraduate's knowledge, creativity, and determination.
Grant money is typically split between paying for student salaries and research materials, where the proportions allocated depend upon your adviser.
We strongly advise all students to work with their advisers to apply for grants.
Deadlines are typically three to six months before the award date, so be sure to apply early.
- Undergraduate Research Grants (URG)
- Summer Internship Grant Program (SIRP)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Awards in BME
- Academic-Year Undergraduate Research Internship (for Material Science and Engineering)
$1,000 grants are made available to McCormick freshmen or sophomores for the purpose of working under the direction of a faculty member here. This annual competition is offered in the Fall Quarter of every year.
McCormick provides awards of up to $5,000 each for qualifying undergraduate summer research. Awards are made on a competitive basis.
All students awarded a McCormick Summer Research Award will be given a stipend of $4000, intended to defray summer living costs. If necessary for the project, students may apply for additional funds (up to $1000) to cover research-related expenses. In this case, a budget should be provided explaining how the additional funds are to be used.
To submit your proposal, use this link. The deadline for submission is April 3, 2017.
The faculty mentor must confirm that they are willing to enable the proposed work.
When you complete the online application, upload a PDF file of the proposal document in the application’s submission window.
The proposal document must contain:
- The project title
- An abstract (less than 250 words)
- A statement of where the work will be done and why the work will produce new knowledge (less than 250 words)
- A description of the proposed work (less than 750 words)
- A statement of why the award will be valuable to you (less than 250 words)
- A brief budget explaining how any extra funds requested beyond the base $4000 stipend are to be spent. (It is not necessary to provide any information on personal/living expenses, since this is covered in the base stipend.)
- A personal resume (less than 300 words)
Awards will be made on both the intellectual merit of the proposed work and the value such an award may add to your education.