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The link to the UR Summer Fellowship application will be available on this page in January 2019. Applications for research funding (Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowships, Jepson Summer Research Grants, and Robins School of Business Fellowships) are due at noon on Feb. 11, 2019. Applications for internship funding (Chaplaincy Summer Internships, Civic Fellowships, Burrus Fellowships, and Spider Internship Funds) are due at 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 2019.

To apply for a UR Summer Fellowship you must:

  1. Complete and submit the URSF application.  The link will be provided in January 2019.
    1. You may apply for multiple fellowship programs at the same time using this application.
    2. If your research or internship experience takes place abroad, you may complete a Weinstein Grant application as part of your submission.
  2. Internship applicants: You are required to attend a mandatory UR Summer Fellowships Information Session. Session dates and times are listed at the bottom of this page. 
  3. Make sure you follow the specific recommendation requirements for each program as specified in each program drop down below.

Each URSF program has specific application requirements:

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.

Individual Application

  • Project proposal, including aims; background and significance; project design and methods; literature cited; and necessary forms
  • 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

  • Project proposal, including aims; background and significance; project design and methods; literature cited uploaded to the URSF application.  Be sure to upload this A&S Reasearch Team supplement to UR Summer Fellowship application
  • Résumé for each team member, including the faculty mentor e-mailed to rplymale@richmond.edu
  • To ensure privacy, EACH individual team member should email their own Unofficial BannerWeb transcript to rplymale@richmond.edu.  Team captains should not be give access to other team members’ transcripts
  • 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:

  • Resume
  • A URSF Recommendation Form to be completed on your behalf by a faculty member with whom you have taken a course.(Use this recommendation request template to ensure that your recommender has the information they need to complete the form)
  • A URSF Recommendation Form to be completed on your behalf by a religious leader from your tradition who can speak to your spiritual or religious commitments. (Use this recommendation request template to ensure that your recommender has the information they need to complete the form)
  • Attend a mandatory information session. Dates and times can be found at the bottom of this page
Civic Fellowships

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

  • 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:

  • Project proposal, including aims; background and significance; project design and methods; and literature cited
  • Courses (with grades) completed relevant to proposed research project
  • Additional background in the subject area
  • Letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor e-mailed to ksoderlund@richmond.edu
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:

  • Describe your internship site and the nature of the work you will be doing. Please highlight projects, programs and/or initiatives for which you will have responsibility
  • Attend a mandatory information session.  Dates and times are at the bottom of this page
  • Résumé 
  • URSF recommendation form.  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:

  • Project proposal, including aims; academic preparation; background and significance; project design and methods; research subjects; and literature cited
  • Letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor e-mailed to bhalliga@richmond.edu
Weinstein Grants

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

  • At least one application to a UR Summer Fellowship program (Weinstein funding is supplemental to a UR Summer Fellowship award from one of the 7 other programs)
  • Weinstein Grant application
  • An unofficial transcript

 

Who Receives a Fellowship?

Awardees are representative of the student body:

  • Students of color: 24%
  • First-generation college students: 15%
  • International citizens: 13%
  • Athletes: 6%

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