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Every traditional undergraduate student is guaranteed funding of up to $4,000 for one summer research or internship experience before they graduate. Through eight different programs, UR Summer Fellowships offer students the opportunity to pursue the research or internship experience that best complements their academic pursuits — in any field of endeavor, and in any part of the world.

UR Summer Fellowships offer students powerful experiences that complement Richmond’s rigorous academics. Through faculty-mentored research experiences, students pursue original intellectual discovery while also gaining the laboratory, field, or archival experience needed to secure admission and fellowships to top graduate programs. Summer internships challenge students to apply what they’ve learned in new settings while obtaining the experience necessary to pursue their professional goals.

Applying for a UR Summer Fellowship

Finding an internship or faculty-guided research project is a separate but parallel process from applying for URSF funding. Once you have identified the summer experience you wish to pursue, you may begin the URSF application process. Fellowships are awarded based on the submission of high-quality applications that meet the requirements of the program(s).

  1. Review the eight programs to find which program guidelines match your summer experience. You may apply for more than one.
    • Research Fellowships

    • Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowships
    • Jepson Summer Research Grants
    • RSB Summer Research Fellowship
    • Internship Fellowships

    • Chaplaincy Summer Internships
    • Civic Fellowships
    • Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowship
    • Spider Internship Funds
    • Urban Education Fellowships
  2. Complete the common application on SpiderConnect.
  3. Complete the specific program application(s). Applications for research funding are due at noon on Feb. 6, 2017. Applications for internship funding are due at 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2017.

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URSF: Cindy Bukach, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Lab

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UR Summer Fellowships: Byongho Lee and Ryan Rinn

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UR Summer Fellowships: Ainsley Edstrom

UR Summer Fellowships: Ainsley Edstrom

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UR Summer Fellowships: Masnoon Majeed and Dr. David Stevens

UR Summer Fellowships: Masnoon Majeed and Dr. David Stevens

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UR Summer Fellowships: Christopher Miller, '17

UR Summer Fellowships: Christopher Miller, '17

University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

UR Summer Fellowships: Avery Shannon

UR Summer Fellowships: Avery Shannon

University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

UR Summer Fellowships: Kelsey Ensign and Dr. Eric Yellin

UR Summer Fellowships: Kelsey Ensign and Dr. Eric Yellin

University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

UR Summer Fellowships: Ryan McEvoy and David Brandenberger

UR Summer Fellowships: Ryan McEvoy and David Brandenberger

University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

UR Summer Fellowships: Katie Skipper and Libby Gruner

UR Summer Fellowships: Katie Skipper and Libby Gruner

University of Richmond students discuss summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

UR Summer Fellowship: Taylor Ruoff

UR Summer Fellowship: Taylor Ruoff

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Summer Experiences in the Sciences

Summer Experiences in the Sciences

chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects, all while making a difference in the wider world.

Summer Experiences in the Performing Arts

Summer Experiences in the Performing Arts

University of Richmond students discuss the performing arts side of summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects and internships, all while making a difference in the wider world. (Fall 2013)

Summer Experiences in the Humanities

Summer Experiences in the Humanities

University of Richmond students discuss the humanities side of summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects and internships, all while making a difference in the wider world.

Summer Experiences in the Social Sciences

Summer Experiences in the Social Sciences

University of Richmond students discuss the social sciences side of summer research opportunities that give them a chance to explore their passions through hands-on projects and internships, all while making a difference in the wider world. (Fall 2013)

A guaranteed fellowship for one summer research or internship experience for every undergraduate
faculty members served as mentors for summer fellows in 2015

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