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Frederick Douglass Institute Partners with Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative announced in September 2012 an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate students who are preparing to pursue the Ph.D. after graduation. The Collaborative has partnered with the Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to allow sophomores and juniors from across the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to be considered for the prestigious SURF program.

If selected, students are housed at no charge in a Yale dormitory, receive a food allowance, and receive a stipend of $3,000 upon successful participation in, and completion of, the program. Transportation to and from the program is also covered.

Veronica Watson, program director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research at IUP and who also serves as the statewide convener for the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, said, “I am so pleased that our talented undergraduate researchers will now be able to compete for this honor. We have many who can benefit from the process of presenting their work for consideration by the Yale SURF even if they are not selected. But, I am confident that IUP's students are among the best in the country and will excel here too!”

The application becomes available on November 1, 2012, and is due February 1, 2013. Visit the the Yale SURF page on the Frederick Douglass website, or contact Veronica Watson for more details.

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