As a major research university, UNH provides you with unique and valuable opportunities to conduct research and study abroad throughout your college career.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) grants a $3,500 stipend for full-time summer research (10 weeks for SURF USA, 9 weeks for SURF Abroad), as well as a $600 stipend to your faculty mentor. Up to $600 of support for research expenses is also available. These grants may support research that contributes to a senior project or thesis. SURF recipients are not allowed to be enrolled in summer courses during the award period unless they receive prior approval from the Hamel Center director.
The Manchester Undergraduate Project Support (MUPS) fund is available to undergraduate degree students to provide modest institutional support to assist in research activities. For the purpose of this award research is defined broadly and may include scientific investigation, scholarly exploration, creative works, and community outreach. Funds can be used for legitimate expenses related to undergraduate student projects.
This fund will support expenses such as materials, supplies, software licenses, travel, and/or other expenses required to present undergraduate student work. Manchester Undergraduate Project Support is intended to supplement, not replace, other types of undergraduate research assistance, such as UROP or SURF awards, URA, and other University assistance.
Each semester $2500 is available for undergraduate student project support through the MUPS fund. The award is competitive and the award amounts typically will not exceed $500. Up to $1500 will be awarded during the initial funding cycle at the beginning of the semester and an additional $1000 is available to be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the remainder of the semester. Students may apply more than once for student research support, although students who have not previously received the award will have priority. Any funds not awarded during the academic year may be utilized to fulfill requests for summer projects.
We encourage research, scholarly and creative projects for undergraduate students in all UNH academic disciplines by funding research abroad through the International Research Opportunities Program (IROP). IROP grants are competitive awards supporting qualified projects in diverse settings: universities, government agencies, museums, archives, art galleries, archeological and historical sites, research libraries, laboratories and field sites. Working closely with a UNH mentor, students identify potential research sites and foreign mentors, and address issues of cross-cultural preparation.
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