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Contact WCU SURI  


125 West Rosedale Ave 
Wayne Hall, Room 611 
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436 3557
Fax: 610-436-2689

Vishal Shah, PhD
Associate Vice President (interim)
610-436 3557

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West Chester University invites applications for our 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI). Proposals are due February 1, 2019.

The purpose of SURI is to:

  • Increase the interest in and opportunities for undergraduate research in all disciplines by providing a focused research opportunity for students.
  • Promote collaboration among students and between students and faculty for scholarly research.- Establish a community of undergraduate scholars, where the students develop basic skills in all aspects for conducting research including project development, research compliance (when appropriate), and dissemination.
  • Promote critical and analytical thinking skills and prepare undergraduate students for graduate-level studies and/or careers. 

Selected applicants will receive a stipend to work full-time (40 hours/week) over five weeks during summer 2019 (May 27 through June 28) to participate in:

  • Research and creative activity under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
  • Field trips to relevant regional industry and private institutions related to their research and creative activity.
  • An invited speaker series.
  • A SURI closing event during which they will present their work (poster, presentation, or performance).

There are TWO STEPS to the application process.  Both parts of the application are due on February 1, 2019.

STEP 1:  Go to the SURI Request for Proposals link (provided below) to learn more about SURI eligibility and funding, review the selection criteria, and fill out the Application Form.

Call for Proposals for the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute 2019

STEP 2:  The research or creative activity mentor must fill out the Faculty Mentor Evaluation form (attached) and email it to   The Faculty Mentor Evaluation forms will only be accepted if e-mailed from a research or creative activity mentor’s address.

More information about the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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