Call for Proposals: Marcus Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship

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The Marcus Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship will award $4,000 to student-faculty teams in support of research and creative activity conducted and initiated by undergraduate students in partnership with a faculty mentor. Recipients of the Marcus Fellowship will be part of a cohort of fellows engaged in programming that supports research throughout the course of the fellowship. This fellowship opportunity is aimed at undergraduates interested in working closely with a faculty member to develop, complete and present a research project.

The application for the Marcus Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship is to be submitted by the student, but must include a statement by the faculty mentor.

Students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. These fellowships aim to enrich student learning rather that to reward past performance. Award amount: $4,000 ($3,000 to the student, $1,000 to faculty mentor).


The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship application must be completed and all materials submitted via Qualtrics by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Student Eligibility

Students must be undergraduates who are majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts. Students must be enrolled during both the fall and spring semesters of the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

Faculty Eligibility

The faculty mentor must be a tenured or tenure-track full-time faculty member in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts. The faculty member must agree to mentor the student projects across a range of research or creative activities relevant to the discipline including project development and presentation of results.

Criteria for Proposal Evaluation

  1. Overall quality and clarity of the proposal
  2. Realistic scope of the project and the likelihood of completion
  3. Potential impact on the student, the value of personal outcomes
  4. Clear evidence of a student-initiated project
  5. Level of faculty collaboration, as described in the timeline and faculty statement
  6. Student preparation, evidence of the training necessary to conduct the activity


Awardees will be notified by the end of the spring 2020 semester. The Marcus Undergraduate Research Fellowship beings in fall 2020 and extends through spring 2021. Research will primarily take place during the fall semester.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Singer, co-director of the College Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) committee.

Apply now for this fellowship opportunity