ID-SURE Call for Proposals
The Inter-Disciplinary Research Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE) Call for Proposals will be announced, with a 2013 Spring Quarter deadline. Non-graduating UCI Undergraduate students from all disciplines, who will be involved in a faculty-mentored research or creative project for at least one quarter prior to Summer 2013, are eligible. Please note that if you are involved in a group project, each undergraduate researcher must submit his or her own ID-SURE Proposal.

Proposals are submitted online by providing appropriate information about the undergraduate researcher, his/her faculty mentor(s), and additional details related to the proposed project. Submitters will be asked to upload the proposal and a personal statement as separate documents.

Before you start the online submission process, please make sure you have the following information:

  • Your name, UCI student ID number, major(s), title and number of units for each research-related course you are enrolled in, expected graduation date, educational goals, career goals, research interests, prior research experience and duration, current mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and an electronic version of your personal statement. A personal statement outlines your background, future plans, and how the research experience will impact your education and future career.

  • For each faculty member directly involved in mentoring the proposed project, you need to provide his/her name, home department, e-mail address, phone number, and UCI address.

  • Details about the proposed project, including: title of the project, IRB or IACUC approval and protocol numbers (if applicable), stipend request total, and other funding you might have received in support of this project. You will also be asked to upload an electronic version of the proposal, which includes an interdisciplinary topic or thesis statement and how it relates to health promotion and disease prevention, the background or introduction, the objective or significance of your project including stated hypotheses, methods, expected results, specific responsibilities of the student, project's timeline, and references. Since the ID-SURE Fellowship will be provided as a stipend in support of your time and efforts, there is no need to include an itemized budget. With your permission, we will download a copy of your transcript; therefore, you do not need to provide it to us. For more details on how to prepare a proposal, please review the Proposal Guidelines and for examples, review the Sample Proposals.

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the undergraduate researcher and faculty mentor(s) once the submission has been received. This confirmation will provide a secure link that allows students and faculty mentors to access and update their submission. In addition, faculty mentors will be asked to upload one letter of recommendation per project, evaluating the student's performance to date and capacity to complete the proposed activities.

To begin your proposal submission process, click here for the
ID-SURE Proposal Submission Form


 

The Process

Proposals are evaluated based on the intellectual merit of the student’s research, a complete application, level of support from the faculty mentor, student transcript, and available funding. For more examples or more help, browse through some Sample Proposals and our Researcher Handbook.

A brief presentation and final written report on the project activities and findings is required of all ID-SURE Fellows. After the summer, ID-SURE Fellows are encouraged to continue with their faculty-mentored research and creative activities on a related topic and present at the following year’s UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium.



ID-SURE Proposal Submission Form
Deadline: TBA

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Proposal Guidelines - (PDF)

View Proposal Form Details (PDF)

Proposal Writing Workshop: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
(3-5 p.m., Calit2 Auditorium)
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