The 499 system provides a means for students to receive credit for conducting undergraduate research, usually during the academic year, as well as a means for compensating faculty who mentor such students.
Note: To receive any support from the Undergraduate Research Program, including being accepted to SURF, applicable approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) must be in place before any data collection from human subjects takes place. View the IRB Web site for more information about this requirement.
Fall 2015: Monday, September 7, 2015
Winter 2016: Thursday, January 7, 2016
Spring 2016: Monday, February 15, 2016
• Sophomore, Junior or Senior Standing
• Approval of Faculty Mentor and Department Chair
• Minimum 3.0 GPA and completion of any departmental prerequisites
Students not meeting the GPA requirement may, with their mentor’s co-signature, submit a petition to the Undergraduate Research Program Advisory Committee requesting a waiver of the requirement. The petition should include specific reasoning and an evidence-based rationale describing the student's readiness for success in undergraduate research. This waiver request should be submitted to the undergraduate reseach program director in Powell, 108H at least 1 week prior to the registration deadline.