STudent OPportunitieS Database (STOPS)
Any Arkansas student from the high school to the post-doctoral level can access our STudent OPportunity database called STOPS. Your search for scholarships, internships, fellowships, grants, and travel stipends STOPS here!
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Student Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
According to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the "Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is designed to allow undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with the assistance of faculty mentors. To be eligible to apply for these funds, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, 30 or more hours of credit toward his/her degree at the time of funding, and the support of a faculty mentor. The student must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien."
UCA has had successfully awarded proposals that range in subject from "Tracking of Sodium Hydrogen Exchanger (NHE) in Breast Cancer Cells" to "Electronic Media and the New Publishing Industry: Impact of E-Books on the Commercial Market, Academic Research, and Literacy." The professionals in Sponsored Programs can help UCA students prepare the proposal narrative as well as other supplementary documents in addition to creating a budget that follows SURF guidelines. Everything you need to apply is right here.
SURF DEADLINES 2013
|October 1, 2013 (Tuesday)
No later than 4:00 p.m.
|Project narratives are due to the Sponsored Programs (Torreyson West, Ste. 324) See detailed application instructions for further information.|
|October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|All documents must be uploaded in the Cayuse 424 system so that Sponsored Programs professionals can verify budgets and proofread narratives. Call 450-3451 in order to register for Cayuse 424.|
|October 23, 2013 (Wednesday)
No later than 3:00 p.m.
|Sponsored Programs professionals will upload edited proposal documents back into Cayuse 424.|
|October 25, 2013 (Friday)||Upload final proposal documents in Cayuse. Mentors will then initiate the routing of the proposals.|
Important Forms and Documents
- SURF Overview
- SURF Rules and Regulations
- SURF Application Checklist
- SURF Application (Fillable PDF)
- SURF Budget (Guidelines must be strictly followed.)
- SURF Detailed Application Instructions
- Dr. Stephen Addison's Presentation on SURF Eligibility and Guidelines, Fall 2012