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Applications for research funding (Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowships, Jepson Summer Research Grants, and Robins School of Business Research Fellowships) are due at noon on February 11, 2020. Applications for internship funding (Chaplaincy Summer Internships, Civic Fellowships, Burrus Fellowships, and Spider Internship Funds) are due at 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2020. In order to provide students with more time to find an internship, students may also submit URSF applications by a second deadline of June 1, 2020.  

 The UR Summer Fellowship application is closed for Summer 2020

To apply for a UR Summer Fellowship you must:

  1. Complete and submit a UR Summer Fellowship Research application or UR Summer Fellowship Internship application.
    • You may apply for multiple fellowship programs at the same time using this application.
  2. Internship applicants: You are required to watch a mandatory UR Summer Fellowships Information Session. To gain access to the information session, fill out this form and select "URSF Requirement" under "Reason for Access." 
  3. Make sure you follow the specific recommendation requirements for each program as specified in each program drop down below.

For a helpful walk-through, check out the "How to Apply" videos below.

Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowships

 Complete the application at the link provided above. See application instructions at the top of this page.

Applicants may submit an individual proposal completed by the student with guidance from the faculty mentor, or a team proposal completed by the faculty mentor in cooperation with a group of students who plan to work on aspects of the same project.  Applications must include the following:

Individual Application

  • Review the A&S Research Individual supplement, and then enter your responses directly into the UR Summer Fellowship application
  • Résumé
  • BannerWeb unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor e-mailed to rplymale@richmond.edu
  • Project progress report, if you have previously completed research

Team Application

  • Be sure to upload this A&S Reasearch Team supplement to the UR Summer Fellowship application.  Include each team member's resume and the faculty mentor's CV as the last page
  • EACH individual team member should upload their unofficial transcript to the URSF application
  • Letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor e-mailed to rplymale@richmond.edu
  • Each team member must complete the general information section and the research general questions of the URSF application
  • If the team is applying for funding to travel for research abroad, all members must complete the Weinstein Grant portion of the application
  • The faculty mentor must select a team designee to upload the proposal to the URSF application
Chaplaincy Summer Internships

 Complete the application at the link provided above. See application instructions at the top of this page.  Applications must include the following:

Civic Fellowships

Complete the application at the link provided above. See application instructions at the top of this page.  Applications must include the following:

  • Complete this Civic Fellowship supplement in consultation with your mentor, save it, and then copy and paste answers into the URSF on-line application
  • Resume
  • BannerWeb unofficial transcript
  • URSF recommendation form from a faculty member familiar with your academic work. In most cases, this will be your faculty mentor. However, if you have not taken a class with your mentor, please request your recommendation from a faculty member from whom you have taken a class. Use this recommendation request template to ensure that the faculty member has all the information they need to submit the form
  • Attend a mandatory information session.  Dates and times are at the bottom of this page
Jepson Summer Research Grants

Complete the application at the link provided above. See instructions at the top of this page.  Applications must include the following:

Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowship

Complete the application at the link provided above. See application instructions at the top of this page.  Applications must include the following:

  • Review the Burrus Fellowship supplement and then type your responses directly in the UR Summer Fellowship application
  • Attend a mandatory information session.  Dates and times are at the bottom of this page
  • Résumé 
  • If you are applying for a Weinstein Grant, a URSF recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.  Use this recommendation request template to ensure that the faculty member has all the information they need to submit the form
Spider Internship Funds

Complete the application at the link provided above. See application instructions at the top of this page.  Applications must include the following:

RSB Summer Research Fellowship

Complete the application at the link provided above. See instructions at the top of this page.  Applications must include the following:

Weinstein Grants (Not Available in Summer 2020)

Note: Weinstein Grant funding is supplemental to a UR Summer Fellowship award from one of the 7 other programs.  Students must apply and be approved for a URSF award in order to be considered for a Weinstein Grant.

Weinstein Grant applicants must submit the following at the URSF application link above:

  • At least one application to a UR Summer Fellowship program
  • After reviewing the Weinstein Grant supplement, complete the Weinstein Grant section of the URSF application.
  • The letter of reference and unofficial transcript submitted as part of the URSF application will also be considered.

 

Who Receives a Fellowship?

Awardees are representative of the student body:

  • Students of color: 34%
  • First-generation college students: 16%
  • International students: 12%
  • Athletes: 9%

How to Apply: Internship Fellowships

How to Apply: Research Fellowships

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