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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Misericordia University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) is sponsored by the Vice President of Academic Affairs Office. It will provide 15 undergraduate students with $4,000.00 stipends to participate in a 10 week summer research training program from 5/31/2022 – 8/05/22 on the Misericordia campus. Research fellows receive one on one, faculty guided research opportunities and participate in bi-weekly professional development seminars geared toward preparing them for graduate school, future research experiences, and employment. The summer program culminates with two mandatory presentations of the students’ findings: a 10 minute oral presentation in the last week of the program and a poster presentation in October for the entire campus community, COVID permitting.

Summer Research Fellows are expected to work full time (27-35 hours per week) for the entire 10 weeks of the program. Students may not work additional jobs on campus while participating in the SURF program, except when that work is brief and directly related to the student’s research topic. Students may, with the permission of their research mentor and the Director of the program, work off campus for limited hours that do not interrupt their full-time commitment to the research program. Failure to abide by this policy will result in a one year suspension from SURF participation for the student and mentor. Students are expected to spend approximately 2 hours every other week in professional development workshops. Absences should be reported to the student research mentor and the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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