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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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