Program Policies and General Information

ACES+ Summer Undergraduate Research Program Policies and General Information

2018 Program Dates: May 29, 2018-August 3, 2018

Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

Compensation and estimated expenses 2018

Stipend: $3,500 for 10 weeks
Travel: Included. Flights will be pre-arranged and paid for through Case Western Reserve University.
CaseOne Card: $500


Stipend is $3,500, minimum two months.

Estimated stipend payment schedule

$1,000 end of first week
$1,000 end of first month
$1,500 end of second month
Stipend checks are not available for direct deposit.

Temporary CWRU ID

In order for interns to receive access to buildings, a CWRU ID is required. CWRU ID’s will be provided on the day of orientation.


On-Campus housing will be offered in the dormitories on campus. The program will pay for the cost towards summer housing expenses.

Each of the traditional residential facilities located within the South Residential Village comes equipped with the following amenities:

  • Coin-operated laundry room
  • Wireless computer access
  • Vending machines
  • Large screen TV in main lobby
  • Gaming area (pool table)
  • Bike storage rooms
  • Piano
  • Box fans for each guest (air-conditioning is not available)
  • A small Communal Kitchen/refrigerator


Each intern is responsible for his/her own meals (a once-weekly seminar luncheon will be provided by the program). There is a small communal kitchen with refrigerator in the dorm. The “CaseOneCard” will be enabled CWRU ID’s with a balance of $500 available for use at on-campus cafeterias and other venues near to campus. For a complete listing, please go to: There are also several maps, including one with Dave’s Supermarket marked where you can use your CaseOneCard for purchases.

Gym Recreation

Each intern will have access to the Veale Center.  Each intern will be responsible for the locker and towel fees.


For non-local interns, flights will be pre-arranged and paid for through CWRU. 

Getting Around CWRU

The campus shuttles are free of charge while the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has buses and a light rail (Rapid) in the area for a small fee A summer RTA pass can be obtained from Access Services for about $75 for the entire summer. CaseCash can be used for payment. Information of campus shuttles and the Safe Ride program are here. Campus Police and Security Services – (216) 368-3333 (Emergency), (216) 368-3000 (non-Emergency) Safe Ride – (216) 368-3000

Accidental Insurance

While on campus, non-CWRU student interns are provided with emergency risk insurance that covers accidents and sudden illness. NOTE: Any routine doctor visits needed while staying at CWRU will not be covered by this insurance. In the event of this type of emergency, interns may call CWRU Health Services at (216) 368-2450.


Alcohol, illicit drugs, and weapons are prohibited on the campus of Case Western Reserve University and affiliated hospitals and at all HLB academic and co-curricular activities. The penalty for such use is automatic dismissal and withholding of remaining stipend.

Dress Code

The weather during the summer varies. The weather is unpredictable, but the summer months are the best in Cleveland. The temperature varies from high 60’s to mid-90’s. It is suggested to bring a light jacket for cool days. Comfortable clothing is recommended while working in the labs. Business attire is required on the day of the Summer 2016 Intersections Poster Session. 

Lab Safety Training

All interns are REQUIRED to receive lab training followed by Blood Pathogen training.

SURP Workshops

There will be workshop events held for all summer undergraduate research program students on campus throughout the summer. Some workshops include Lunch and Learn sessions, preparing for medical school presentations, medical and dental school fairs. More workshops will be determined and details are forthcoming.

SURP Events

We want for all students to enjoy the summer while working. We will plan events including trips to the following:

  • Narrated Lake/River Tour on the Goodtime III 
  • Lake County Captains Baseball Game
  • Cedar Point
  • Niagara Falls

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