Undergraduate Summer Collaborative Research Opportunities

Undergraduate research is “a mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge” (Council on Undergraduate Research).


  • Program runs 10 weeks: First week of June through first week of August
  • Spend 20 hours per week researching and investigating an original project defined in collaboration with a faculty member in their field
  • Together with fellow summer scholars, attend weekly seminars which foster an interdisciplinary community and provide an opportunity to share work in progress
  • Receive a $3,000 stipend as an alternative to summer employment, so that scholars can focus fully on their research
  • Option to live, free of charge, on campus, for the 10 weeks of the program
  • Receive 4 free credits toward graduation requirements (registration form required)
  • Network with and learn from alumni about practical post-graduation applications of the program

Students apply via the application. It is expected that all application materials will be well-articulated, well-written, and edited. To that end, all candidates are advised to work closely with their faculty colleagues throughout the process of outlining, creating, and repeatedly revising the application. In addition, both program directors (Leif Hembre: lhembre@hamline.edu and Ryan Larson: rlarson21@hamline.edu) can provide feedback on application drafts up to a week prior to the submission deadline.

Apply for the SCUR program

We are fortunate to receive support from a variety of sources. Learn more about SCUR's funding sources (Google Doc).

Summer collaborative research application process

Information about the application process for students and faculty is below. Applications are due on Friday, March 22, 2024, by midnight. Faculty collaborators should submit their letters of support to scur@hamline.edu. An interdisciplinary committee of faculty will convene to select grant recipients by the end of April.

In order to complete the application, you will need to upload the following four documents in PDF form:

  • Proposal
  • Student Resume
  • Project Detail Budget
  • Faculty Curriculum Vitae

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