President's Fellowship for Summer Research

What is PFSR

How to Apply

 PFSR application

Research proposals are to be prepared by students with faculty mentor assistance. 

Who Can Apply

 PFSR application

  • Undergraduate students who will continue full-time undergraduate study at The University of Scranton in Fall are eligible to apply for a summer research stipend.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 at the time of proposal submission and at least a B+ in their major.
  • To receive the award, students must be free of academic and disciplinary restrictions at the end of the Spring semester, before research commences in the summer.

What to Include in the Application

DUE: MARCH 10, 2023

Research proposals are to be prepared by students with faculty mentor assistance.  PFSR application

  • Each proposal must be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced, and include:
    • Abstract (1 page)
    • Narrative (maximum of 7 pages)
      • Background
      • Research objectives and importance of the proposed project
      • Methodology (include timeline for project, even if it extends beyond ten-week period)
      • Description of both student and faculty roles in the research project
      • Dissemination plan for research results, including potential products and authorship
    • Bibliography
    • CV of faculty member (2 pages; experience relevant to research topic and student mentoring)
    • CV of student (2 pages)
    • Student transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) – include with paper copy only

Note: Students selected to receive the awards are required to display a poster of their work at the following spring’s Annual Celebration of Student Scholars (held in April each year).

Questions: Contact Therese Kurilla at

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