The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative provides hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research and the opportunity to travel to professional conferences. Students applying to FURI (pronounced “fury”) need to have a faculty mentor to work with them on a research project. Faculty mentors can receive a $500 mentor payment per student, up to five students per semester.
Current mentors and faculty interested in becoming a mentor can attend the upcoming workshop.
Many FURI participants have gone on to apply their unique experience to work in industry, as well as graduate studies in engineering, medicine, law and other disciplines. The FURI program has been made possible by the generous support of Mr. Ira A. Fulton and his family.
Starting in the 2014-2015 academic year, students can request two semesters of FURI funding with a student stipend of $1,500 per semester, including up to $400 in research supplies per semester. Funding is available for summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. Find more information on the FURI website.
The next application deadline for students is noon on March 4, 2014. Student proposals include:
- Research Proposal (two pages maximum).
- Personal statement.
- Unofficial transcript.
- FURI faculty mentor proposal support letter (that’s you!).
Questions? Contact Amy Sever, associate director of Undergraduate Student Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.