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IUP’s Douglass Institute Seeks Undergraduate Researchers

An exceptional opportunity is available for undergraduate students who are preparing to pursue the PhD after graduation. The Douglass Collaborative has partnered with the Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to give sophomores and juniors from across the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education the opportunity 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 statewide convener for the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative, commented, “We had seven undergraduate students apply for the Yale SURF last year from across the System. I want to see at least that many applying this year because I know we have students who are doing cutting edge research who would benefit from this fellowship.”

The application is now available and is due by February 1, 2014. Visit the the Yale SURF page on IUP’s Frederick Douglass Institute website, or contact Veronica Watson at veronica.watson@iup.edu for more details.

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