Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR)






Competition – FAll 2015

The Eagle Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research (Eagle SPUR) is a competitive funding competition in which undergraduates conducting independent research or creative activity in collaboration with a Faculty Affiliate. Students may receive up to $1000 to support travel, to purchase equipment and supplies, and/or to be used as a stipend. The deadline for the submission of proposals will be during the semester before the time when the work will actually be conducted (summers excluded). Eagle Scholars will be expected to present the findings of their project to a scholarly audience within a year of its completion. Much more information about Eagle SPUR may be found in the Frequently Asked Questions. 



Applying to Fall 2015 Eagle SPUR

The project proposal is approximately 1350 words in length plus a budget and bibliography, and requires answering a series of questions about the work to be undertaken. The application may be downloaded here Eagle SPUR Student Application Fall 2015.

Applications should be submitted on-line at http://aquila.usm.edu/eagle_spur.  Click on “Submit Research” on the left hand side to initiate the application process.  If there are any questions or issues, please contact CUR for assistance.  Proposals must be received by 5 pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2015.

The Faculty Mentor must also complete an application, which may be found here. Eagle SPUR Mentor Application Fall 2015


Support materials for completing the application are also provided:

-  Arts & Letters Sample
-  Health Sample
-  Science & Technology Sample


Both applications (student and mentor) should be emailed to cur@usm.edu by 5 pm on October 15, 2015.