Student Research Grant Program Details

  • Undergraduate Call for Proposals (UGR)
    • No longer accepting applications deadline to apply was 10/3/14 by 5:00 PM
  • Graduate Research Grant Program (GR)
    • Award funding will be split between semesters
    • Fall - Accepting Application 9/2/14 thru 12/1/14
    • Spring - Accepting Application 1/20/15 thru 4/20/15
    • Proposals will be accepted until the available funding per semester has been awarded.  

Minds@Work Conference

  • April 21, 2015 - Save the date!
  • Registration Deadline Monday, February 23, 2015 at 4 PM.
  • Formerly the Celebration of Student Research

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Research Grants 

Institute for Public Service
Old Main 202
Phone: (717) 477-1251
FAX: (717) 477-4053

General Information 

Dr. Marc Renault
SU Council on Student Research
MCT 287
Phone: (717) 477-1234

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Kayla SURE 2012Shippensburg 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. 


  • Funded 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.
  • Students selected for the SURE program may purchase 15-meal punch cards for $96 at Reisner dining hall.
  • 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 msrenault@ship.edu chair of the SURE evaluation committee.  Important: the section of the proposal “Potential for student growth and development” must be written by the student. 


Faculty/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 msrenault@ship.edu if you have any questions.