Proposals must be typed or printed and double-spaced, and must adhere to the following format:
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 exhibit).
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.