SURE Network Projects
Funded Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Group Projects
The SURE Network Project scheme offers academics an exciting opportunity to apply for funding to support undergraduate interdisciplinary research projects that can include up to six Level 2 undergraduate students from different departments.
The scheme offers a unique opportunity for students to gain funded experience working as part of an interdisciplinary research team, taking them beyond their subject area to consider complex problems from different perspectives.
Successful undergraduate project teams will work collaboratively over a six-week period during the summer vacation to complete their project, resulting in students producing a report and an artefact for wider dissemination.
Acceptable Project Themes
Projects are not restricted by theme, but must be interdisciplinary.
Academics from across the University can apply. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of these projects however, we ask that all applications must include two proposed supervisors from different departments.
Academics are asked to recruit appropriate Level 2 undergraduate students to the projects. However, a pool of interested students will be available for project supervisors to draw upon. Students can express an interest in being considered for these projects via the Expression of Interest Form.
The Application Process
Applications are submitted via an online form located below. Application guidance notes are available as a download from this page.
Applications will be accepted from academics only (not from students).
Applications must include two project supervisors from different academic disciplines.
Applications are open now
Applications will close March 10th 2017
All applications will be considered by the SURE Network Project Panel, with decisions released late April 2017.
Student Training and Support
Students are provided with two specifically designed core training days that are held at the start and end of the project duration to help them get the most out of their research experience. These session support and inform students on issues such as research skills, time management, collaborative working, project management, and working with a supervisor. Students will have also have access to MASH (maths and statistics help) and Digital Media sessions.
Students will be able to meet and network at the core training days, and at a midpoint celebration evening. Students from other SURE programmes will also attend this event to promote interdisciplinarity and provide networking opportunities.
A briefing will be held on May 3rd in the Richard Roberts Building Atrium and Auditorium at 5pm for successful applicants.
For further information, please contact Dr Louise McInnes: firstname.lastname@example.org