CURS is proud to announce 3 new undergraduate fellowships open to Augusta University undergraduates as of Spring 2021 to students pursuing research outside of the classroom and under the guidance of a scholarly mentor.

There are three types of CURS fellowships:

Community Impact Fellowship

Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity

International Researcher Fellowship

Application Instructions:

  1. Select the Fellowship you would like to apply for. Please read carefully the description.
    2. Complete the online application via the link.
    3. Write an application essay. Upload into the application form.
    4. Review application form and submit.
    5. Notify two faculty references of your intention to apply and request letters of recommendation. (CURS will contact them with electronic submission instructions.)

Community Impact Fellowship

CURS Community Impact Fellowship supports an undergraduate student in collaboration with a faculty mentor investigating issues of local or global concern and inspires positive change in the community. The research may seek to study the potential impact of, or implementation of policy, social, political, environmental or behavioral change. The goal of funding is to include students in research that explores community problems and improvements that positively affect our local and global community. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from your research mentor and the other can be another Augusta University faculty member you select.

Apply for the Community Impact Fellowship

 

Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity

CURS Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity (FEED) supports research in any discipline that investigates issues of groups experiencing discrimination. The research should seek a deeper understanding of the problem itself (e.g., through literature, film, interviews, public data) and /or seek pathways to effect change toward a more diverse and just future for affected the group(s). The goal of funding is to include students in research that explores problems and / or solutions around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from your research mentor and the other can be another Augusta University faculty member you select.

Apply for Fellowship for Enhancing Equity and Diversity

 

International Researcher Fellowship

URS International Researcher (IR) Fellowships award $2,000 to offset costs of conducting research abroad either during an AU Study Abroad trip or through an independently arranged trip. Students will be expected to spend an average of 10-20 hours per week on the research depending on the length of the stay. The duration of a funded research trip may be anywhere from one week to one semester. The student and mentor's role in the research will be clearly planned out and expectations for the time spent will be a primary component of the application. Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be from your research mentor and the other can be another Augusta University faculty member you select.

Apply for the International Researcher Fellowship