The URC is pleased to provide financial support in the form of grants and fellowships for SUNY Cortland undergraduate students to promote research and creative projects and for travel to present at conferences. Currently, the URC oversees the following funding programs:
The Undergraduate Research Council anticipates offering a limited number of Summer Research Fellowships in 2023. These prestigious fellowships will provide a stipend to permit students to conduct primary research or creative activities with faculty mentors. Proposals from all academic disciplines will be welcome.
The fellowships provide an opportunity for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors to engage in eight weeks of full-time scholarly activity during the summer of 2023. Each fellowship consists of a $4,000 student award and a $2,000 faculty award.
The deadline to apply for this program is Monday, March 20, 2023
1. Faculty mentors may receive funding for only one fellowship.
5 Fellowship must be completed by Aug. 18, 2023.
1. Attendance at a 30 minute introductory meeting on Monday April 24, 2023, at 5:00 p.m, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, Room 219. Each fellowship recipient will give a brief presentation describing their proposed scholarly activity.
2. Periodic meetings with your cohort of summer research scholars.
3. Required presentation on the results of their research at the 2024 SUNY Cortland's Transformations student conference.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Research Council. The evaluation criteria will include:
STUDENT Summer 2023 Application Link
FACULTY MENTOR Summer 2023 Application Link
The Student Progress in Undergraduate Research program (SPUR) is designed to support students engaged in research with a faculty mentor to apply for up to $250 to facilitate their research projects. The SPUR grants provide funds to help defray the cost of supplies, small equipment, and travel related to collecting data collection or gathering other material required for the successful completion of the project.
The SPUR grants program aims to support original research projects in all departments and academic disciplines at the College. While different fields of study may have somewhat different definitions of research, the SPUR grants are available for an investigation where the undergraduate student is either conducting or contributing significant aspects of a rigorous inquiry that builds on existing knowledge and makes an intellectual contribution to the discipline.
The deadlines for this program are:
Fall Semester: CLOSED
Spring Semester: CLOSED
Summer Session: CLOSED
The Undergraduate Research Council’s Student Research Travel Grant Program is designed to assist with reimbursing travel costs of SUNY Cortland full-time undergraduate students who travel to present the results of their research at regional, national, or international conferences*. Students must have a faculty sponsor/mentor.
Awards are for travel between September 2022 and June 2023. The URC will accept only one application per eligible applicant per year. In order to be reimbursed, you must have submitted your application and been approved by the URC prior to your travel. We are unable to reimburse students for travel completed without an approved application.
Should the application be successful, the actual award amount may depend on available funds,
The URC may be able to offer limited funds towards faculty travel when other funding sources (e.g. faculty grants, school allotment, College Research Committee grants, UUP/IDA grants, and Faculty Development Center Small Grants Program) are exhausted or insufficient.
2022-2023 Student Research Travel Grants Application
2022-2023 Faculty Sponsor Research Travel Grant Application
*Guidelines and policies regarding student travel: TBD
The Undergraduate Research Council in partnership with the Financial Aid Office is pleased to support the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) through which faculty members from across the College may request a Work Study eligible student as a research assistant to advance their research/scholarly activities. Students selected for this opportunity would be paid to assist faculty in their research and can gain valuable research skills and experience. Responsibilities will vary depending on the position. In general, the work may be more task-oriented (e.g., literature searches, grant proposal support, data entry, or routine lab work) than research undertaken through independent study or summer fellowship. Several
This is a pre-matched program—Faculty
Expectations for faculty:
The deadline for the 2023-24 Academic year is April 28, 2023