Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Grant

P-SURG supports CWRU students specifically in the biological and social sciences, and chemistry.

Case Western Reserve University students whose projects are within the disciplines noted above and who will continue as full-time undergraduates at CWRU in Fall 2017 are eligible to apply for P-SURG program. Projects must be completed at CWRU or its affiliated institutions, and be under the supervision of a CWRU faculty member. Eligible faculty mentors include our affiliates at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the VA Hospital, University Circle musuems and other affiliated institutions. Students cannot register for a Physics course over the summer. Students cannot enroll in more than three credit hours over the summer session(s). These course hours cannot interfere with the program’s weekly seminars (Wednesdays from 12:05pm-1pm) and activities. In addition, students who plan to take a summer course must have their mentor’s approval and agree upon an adjusted work schedule, which must be submitted to SOURCE. While students may apply for funding for different projects, students may not accept funding for 2 different projects (that is, for example, students may not be part of the ENGAGE program and receive SOURCE funding for a separate project). In general, if you are accepted into more than one university summer program, you must choose in which program you want to participate. Faculty mentors may (and are encouraged to) supplement SOURCE funding with supplies and/or stipend support.

Award Description
P-SURG is a full-time summer undergraduate research program. P-SURG runs from May 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017. Students must be present and engaged in research during the entire 10 week time. Students unable to meet this requirement need to apply for SOURCE Funding. Students will receive $3500 stipend and $500 housing allowance.

Application Procedure
Students must identify a mentor prior to completing the P-SURG summer application. The SOURCE office is available for assistance in identifying a faculty mentor. SOURCE recommends that students attend one of the many “how to find a research position on or off campus” workshops during the fall semester.

A completed application packet consists of the following:

1)The online P-SURG summer funding application (below). If you cannot see the form please log into your CWRU account (email). If you still cannot see the form please use another browser. Registration is now closed.

2) A brief proposal (approximately 3-4 pages) to include:

- Title Page - Your name, major, project title, mentor's name, and department only on this first page
- Following Pages - Goals and objectives, project description, project connection to the biological or social sciences, methodology, time commitment required for the project, connection with your educational and career goals, and budget summary (only if requesting a portion of the funds for supplies)
- If your project involves human subjects or others that require IRB approval, you must include a section in your proposal about where you are in the IRB approval process.
- Sample Proposals

3) Resume (this should be the last page of item #2)

4) Academic Transcript (unofficial printed or downloaded from SIS is acceptable)

- Please email the transcript as a separate attachment from your proposal and resume.

5) (Faculty Sponsor Form. Editable pdf - please save as a blank copy, fill it out, save again to your computer and email the completed form to The data may not save otherwise.

Submission Procedure
- Application Components 2 - 4 may be emailed to (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only)
- Please email the proposal with resume and transcript as 2 attachments (Proposal & Resume = 1st Attachment; Transcript = 2nd Attachment).
- Please note "P-SURG SUMMER FUNDING APPLICATION" on the subject line
- Applicants also may bring the above information to the SOURCE Office, Sears Library 451, by 5pm on February 15, 2017.
- Your Project Mentor may email the Faculty Support Form to or bring the form to the Source Office, Sears Library 451 by the corresponding deadline as stated below.

The deadline for submitting an ONLINE completed Application Packet, which includes application form, proposal & resume, transcript and faculty support form, is February 15, 2017 at 11:59PM for STEM project proposals. For students who must turn in a hard copy, the deadline is February 15, 2017 at 5:00PM, to Sears Library 451. Anything submitted after these deadlines will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria
Applications will be reviewed to confirm that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria. Applications will be evaluated and scored by reviewers from the faculty, post doctorates and advanced graduate students. Reviewers evaluate application files and identify recipients based on the strength and educational value of the proposal, the do-ability of the project, and the overall support of the faculty sponsor.

Funding Announcement
SOURCE will inform you about funding status on or by April 8th.

Registration is now closed!

Faculty Sponsor Form