To promote outstanding undergraduate research, the Office of Undergraduate Research offers financial support in the form of Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) and Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (BioSURF).
The Office of Undergraduate Research, in partnership with academic department at Washington University, offers financial support to WU undergraduates pursuing research during the summer from all academic backgrounds. If your research is associated with any project related to the life sciences (biology, biomedicine, biomedical engineering, biochemistry for instance), you should apply for a BioSURF; research in any and all other disciplines may be funded by a SURA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure whether your research qualifies for a SURA or BioSURF.
In making SURA award decisions, priority is typically given to students pursuing their first summer research experience; however past recipients may seek funding for an additional summer research project and are welcome to submit a second nomination packet.
Students seeking Summer Undergraduate Research Awards must seek nomination from a Washington University faculty mentor in their field of research. If you need help finding a mentor, see Finding a Mentor or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Summer undergraduate research program and funding application deadlines are generally in late January - early March. Steps you can take to prepare for the summer funding process include refining your research questions and starting to develop a research proposal and finding a research advisor/mentor. Always feel free to contact us if you have questions and/or concerns, email@example.com.