Proposals must be typed or printed and double-spaced, and must adhere to the following
Title Page – title of project, name, research advisor,
academic major, class, GPA and date
Statement of Research Question to be addressed
Background – provide a thorough review of the literature
related to your research question (500 words maximum)
List of References cited in literature review
Methodology/Plan of work – description of research procedure
necessary to carry out project with projected timeline (300 words maximum)
Materials list – resources needed and estimated cost
Location of project - where work will be conducted
Statement of intended outcome of project – will the results
be used to prepare a manuscript? A work of art that will be displayed in an appropriate
forum? An oral or poster presentation at a professional meeting? Indicate the conference
where your work might be presented (please consult with your faculty supervisor
to identify appropriate conferences).
*Preference will be given to students who have specific plans to present their work
at a professional conference or appropriate venue.
**If you have participated in the SURF program in the past, please indicate where
you presented your previous SURF project (e.g., professional conference, local art
SURF applicant evaluation form – to be completed by faculty
supervisor; this form which is attached to this document should be included in a
sealed and signed envelope.