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Currently enrolled Marshall Students with a track record of research are eligible to apply. This program is targeted toward students with research experience, and is designed to support your research and to enhance your written and verbal presentation skills.  The Summer Research Experience is meant to be immersive; therefore enrollment in classes other than research during the supported 10 week period is not allowed.

Preference will be given to applicants with one or more semesters of research experience but who have not been previously supported by SURE. Preference will also be given to students in their junior year of study.  The major application document is a research proposal based on your prior research.  The quality of the proposal, as evaluated by a panel of reviewers, will be used to rank all applicants.  Therefore, informal, unsupported research experience will receive the same consideration as research supported through State or Federal programs at Marshall which support entry level research, including NASA, NSF, NSF-EPSCoR, WV-RCF, NIH or any other funding agency.

High level student research requires considerable co-operation and collaboration with faculty researchers.  Full participation of your faculty mentor in all phases of preparation of your application is required and encouraged.  The proposed research should be well aligned with faculty research priorities.