Summer Research Program

Student-Faculty Research (SFR) Program

Allegheny’s curriculum of developmentally appropriate undergraduate research experiences serve as the spine of our award winning research program. The Office of URSCA further supports and engages students outside of the classroom by funding collaborative Student-Faculty Research (SFR) projects during the summer. The SFR is a competitive College-wide program that provides financial awards (a weekly award of $500 plus 50% of your billed room and board charges paid for) for projects up to 8-weeks over the summer to students who wish to conduct research/scholarship, or work on a creative project, in collaboration with an Allegheny College faculty mentor.

To participate in this specific program:

  1. locate a potential summer faculty mentor whose academic interests align with their own and work with them to develop a collaborative project
  2. download the 2023 Summer SFR Proposal and work with your summer faculty mentor to complete the proposal
  3. complete the Student Summer Google Form (available in Spring 2023) and upload the completed proposal to the appropriate location in the Google form (due in March of each academic year)
  4. ask your summer faculty mentor to complete the Faculty Evaluation Form and have them upload their completed evaluation form to the Faculty Summer Google Form (due in March of each academic year)

Funding decisions are typically announced in April of each academic year.

Other Summer Research Opportunities

The SFR Program through the Office of URSCA is only one of multiple ways in which you can participate in paid summer research and scholarship. For example, The Office of Economic, Civic & Community Engagement facilitates community-engaged opportunities for students wishing to conduct a project over the summer. Past projects include: partnering with the Meadville YMCA, PA Environmental Council Glacier’s Edge Tourism Project, Crawford County Health Care Inventory, Assessing Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Meadville Community, and many more! To learn more about the summer opportunities in the Office of Economic, Civic, & Community Engagement, contact Mike Williams (mwilliams@allegheny.edu).

Please contact Prof. Matt Venesky (mvenesky@allegheny.edu) if you’d like to learn more about the various summer opportunities on campus.

Allegheny College Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS)

ACRoSS has become a flagship summer experience for all students and faculty members that are on campus during the summer. ACRoSS is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of summer research projects developed by students and faculty at Allegheny College. Any students who participates in summer programming on campus (SFR Program, Office of Economic, Civic, & Community Engagement, or those working through an individual faculty grant), along with faculty researchers and community members, meet on a weekly basis to build community, eat lunch, and listen to brief updates about student summer projects. Each week, students present short overviews of their specific summer research projects (e.g., proposed experiments, data, anticipated results) to an audience of students, faculty, and administrators. We meet each Tuesday from noon until 1:30 PM in the Tillotson Room in the Tippie Alumni Center. Free lunch is provided!

Please use the toolbar to the right to view the schedule of events for Summer of 2023 (and previous summers).