SURP Program Requirements

The following are requirements for participation in The Summer Undergraduate Research Program:

  • Students must commit 20 hours per week to their research for the full 6 week program
  • Students will meet regularly with their faculty mentors
  • Students must participate in a minimum of two SURP activities (student-mentored gatherings and workshops)
  • Students must participate in the SURP program assessment 
  • Students must present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium held in March 2017 
  • Students must submit an abstract at the end of the 6 week program 

Title and Compensation

As a SURP participant, you will hold the title of RAINS Undergraduate Research Fellow. The stipend for the 6 week program is $1,500. 

Public Presentation

It is expected that students participating in SURP will present the findings of their research project or creative activity at a public, professional event. The LMU Undergraduate Research Symposium, a discipline-based conference or exhibit, or a published paper are examples of such activity. Your public presentation should be given at some point during the academic year. If you have been a contributor to a publication, you may submit evidence that the work has been accepted for publication.

Final Abstract

Submission of a final abstract (due the last week of the program) to the Office of Undergraduate Research and to your faculty mentor is required.