Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Shippensburg University is pleased to offer the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program as a way for students to work with faculty on research over the summer. The purpose of the SURE program
is to support faculty/student research pairs during the summer. The goals are twofold: to nurture student researchers and to provide faculty members with
paid student research assistants. Students selected for the
program will receive a summer stipend for
research tasks assigned by a faculty supervisor. By assisting faculty members in their
research, students selected for the program will learn the knowledge and skills
necessary for conducting advanced research in their field.
projects will be allotted up to $750 for up to 100 hours of student work at
$7.50/hour; if multiple students are working on a project, the 100 hours must
be split among the students.
- Students selected for the SURE program may take
advantage of free on-campus housing in Kieffer Hall in the new suites.
selected for the SURE program may purchase 15-meal punch cards for $96 at Reisner
- Students and faculty members are expected to
present their SURE results at the Academic Day in August.
The program is open to all faculty members (both tenure-track and adjunct) and to those undergraduate students who will be enrolled as students at Ship during the fall semester following the summer program. Seniors graduating in May are not eligible for the SURE program. Research activities need not take place on campus. Only one SURE grant may
be awarded to a faculty member or student per summer.
Applying for a SURE grant
Please use this proposal template.
The proposal should be formatted as a PDF file and emailed from the faculty member,
using his/her official Ship email address, to Marc Renault email@example.com chair of the SURE
evaluation committee. Important: the
section of the proposal “Potential for student growth and development” must be
written by the student.
joint applications are due by Thursday, March 19 at 4:00 PM.
All requests for payment must be submitted by the end of August.
Read the official SURE Call for Proposals.
Read the SURE evaluation rubric that the evaluation committee will use.
Please contact Marc Renault firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.