PhD and MFA Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant

The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD, MA, and MFA students over the summer to support their studies. The grant can be used for things such as ongoing writing and editing over the summer, travel to destination(s) necessary for research, institution research fees, photocopying charges, professional development, etc. Students do not have to be writing a thesis or dissertation to receive this award.

Three (3) grants, each in the amount of $6,000, will be given to three different qualified students. Each award will be distributed and applied to the students’ Spring tuition bill. Applications will be reviewed and award winners selected by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Qualifications:

  • PhD students enrolled full-time and in good academic standing
  • MA students enrolled full-time and in good academic standing
  • MFA students enrolled full-time and in good academic standing

Submission Guidelines
Applicants must submit the following:

  • A current resume
  • A detailed explanation of the importance of this grant for your dissertation/ thesis research
  • Maximum of one page, typed and single-spaced
  • Include the current status of your dissertation/thesis and progress you expect to make over the summer
  • A typed, detailed budget of expected expenses (if traveling) and description of destination(s), including dates of travel. (Award recipients will be expected to document travel expenses with receipts.)

Award
$6,000
Scopes
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
02/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a current CV.
  2. Submit a detailed explanation of the importance of this grant for your dissertation research (max. 1 page single-spaced).
  3. Submit a typed, detailed budget of expected expenses.