Projects in this model are designed and proposed by faculty members, who request support for summer student collaborators. Under this model, faculty members submit one or more proposals for mentoring student fellow. Proposals will be put forth by submission through a form made available to faculty in an e-mail (from the Dean of the Faculty or Division Director) announcing the process, or by clicking the link below
. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Once approved, the summer opportunities are shared with students early in the spring semester.
: If seeking basic administrative and clerical support, faculty should not apply for a faculty-initiated fellowship position. Instead, please see student hourly wage positions
(below). Violations of this guideline may impact future funding decisions.
The timeline for this form of funding is provided in the table below.
|Stages ||Deadlines |
|Faculty submit proposal(s) to UR office; proposals then reviewed by department/division directors. |
|November 28, 2017 |
|Target date for announcements of approved projects to faculty |
|December 15, 2017 |
|Students apply online to up to three faculty. |
|February 5, 2018 |
|Faculty will be notified and given access to student applications. |
|February 8, 2018 |
|Faculty decisions are announced to students via email from each division director. |
|February 23, 2018 |
|Students reply to UR office to accept position and indicate start/end dates. |
|March 8, 2018 |
|Hard copy of final arrangements mailed to student. |
|April 5, 2018 |
As a faculty member, students may approach you with ideas or proposals for projects beyond the normal scope of your regular research. Such a project may receive university funding so long as you agree to supervise the project and provide guidance to the student researcher.
Students and their advising faculty member should apply for funding jointly. Click to learn more about student-initiated fellowship applications
Student Hourly Wage Positions
Research assistantships will also be available for students to support faculty research that may not have the format of a student project. These positions will involve hourly pay. To obtain this type of funding, faculty must apply to the Research Council
, according to posted guidelines.