Summer Undergraduate Research Award (SURA) Mentor Nomination and Statement of Acceptance
Due March 1
Thank you for agreeing to mentor the research project of a Washington University undergraduate. The supervision, advice and direction provided by faculty are crucial to the success of the student’s work. We expect the production of the nomination packet to be a collaborative effort between you and the student, with the student completing the majority of the work. This expectation has also been communicated to the student.
A complete SURA nomination includes:
1. Submission form (completed by the student)
2. Research Proposal (4-5 pages, double-spaced, prepared by the student with your input and final approval)
3. For research necessitating travel, a proposed budget (please review and approve this budget)
4. Mentor nomination and statement of acceptance form
5. Letter of nomination.
The expectations for students receiving an Undergraduate Research Award include participating in the undergraduate research symposium in the Fall semester, submission of an end-of-award report with your signature, and approval from the University's Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) for any research project requiring such review. Thank you for reviewing these expectations with the student before completing this nomination process.
Faculty may nominate more than one student mentee for a SURA, however we may not have the funds to fully support more than one researcher and may require some mentor and/or department contribution to the total award. Students who are working full-time on a research project for ten weeks or more and who are not traveling will receive an award amount of $4,000. Students whose research will be completed in less than 10 weeks and who are not traveling may receive an award up to a maximum of $2500. For research requiring travel and/or fieldwork, the maximum award amount is $4,000 and is based on the submission of an itemized budget, rather than the length of the proposed study.
We hope that you have a very positive experience working with the student you have nominated for this award, and we look forward to working with you. Please direct all questions to the OUR at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 935-7494. Thank you again for your commitment to undergraduate research and for nominating this student.