Student Undergraduate Research & Creativity Award (SURCA)

This award competition encourages and supports undergraduate students to undertake research and creative projects that will contribute new insights in the student's chosen field.

Please note that students must complete projects before they graduate.  It is very rare that a student would be able to apply for an award and be able to finish it in the same semester that they will graduate. This grant is administered through the Office of Research, Grants and Contracts.

  • Guidelines (pdf)
    It is very important to read these guidelines and follow them carefully.  Failure to comply with guidelines may result in disqualification of entire proposal.
  • Coversheet (pdf)
    Please fill in the coversheet online.  Then print the form to have faculty mentor and department chair sign. 
  • Budget Form (pdf)
    Please fill in the budget form online.  Then print the form to place in your proposal.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission for Fall Semester: October 22, 2014 
Notification of Award: November 24, 2014
Final Report Due: One month after project completion and no later than December 31, 2015

Deadline for Submission for Spring Semester:  March 18, 2015
Notification of Award: April 24, 2015
Final Report Due: One month after project completion and no later than May 31, 2016

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Research, Grants and Contracts at (859) 572-5136.