Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows - Coastal Carolina University
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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows

The CCU Summer Research Fellows Program is designed to target high-performing students who want to continue working with faculty on research projects throughout the summer. It is a twelve-, eight-, or six-week summer intensive research program designed for students to work one-on-one with a faculty researcher. Student applicants must submit a brief summary of their proposed project, and their faculty mentor must provide a letter of support. Total available funding for all summer 2024 applicants is $52,000.

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 23, 2024 (for both the student application and faculty mentor's form)

Click here to access the student application 

Click here to access the faculty mentor's form

Benefits for students

  1. Students will be more competitive for future scholarships and other valuable academic opportunities
  2. It will better prepare students for post-graduate study and employment  
  3. Students will get one-on-one research mentorship with a faculty researcher
  4. May count research experience for credit toward your degree, depending on faculty mentor and project requirements
  5. Students will receive stipends at a rate high enough to include both a competitive wage and room and board for double-occupancy campus accommodations as follows:
    • 6 weeks = $2600 total funding for 20 hours per week
    • 8 weeks = $3465 total funding for 20 hours per week
    • 12 weeks = $5200 total funding for 20 hours per week

*Note: Regardless of whether students choose to live on campus, all students will receive the funding for the number of weeks awarded.

Requirements for student selection

  1. Must have completed at least 30 hours of course work
  2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
  3. May not work more than 20 hours per week at an additional summer job outside of CCU
  4. Must complete entire application process by the deadline of Friday, March 24, including mentor’s form
  5. Demonstrate academic potential
  6. Demonstrate record of professionalism

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Aneilya Barnes (, Director of Undergraduate Research