The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is in the process of collecting the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Spring Scholarly/Creative Grant applications, and we are interested to see if YOU will serve as a reviewer of one or both applications. You will receive a letter of recognition for your participation, which we encourage you to include in your annual review.    

Access to proposals will be provided electronically, and we will also send you proposal-specific links to submit your reviews. Invariably you may be reviewing proposals outside your immediate areas of expertise. We’re very confident you are all capable of assessing the merits of a given abstract. The reviews are simple and straightforward; each involves a few numerical (1-5) ratings and space for brief comments. (Note that comments are shared with the applicant and some unsuccessful applicants use feedback to resubmit in the future.) The task shouldn’t take long, as we distribute the proposals so that no one reviewer is unduly burdened.   

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications 

Anticipated distribution of applications for review – Friday, March 4  

Competed reviews are due Monday, March 23 – although earlier is encouraged.   

 Spring Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant Applications    

Anticipated distribution of applications for review – Friday, April 15   

Competed reviews are due Friday, April 29 – although earlier is encouraged.    

If you are a full-time faculty and are willing to serve as a proposal reviewer, fill out the Reviewer Interest Form by Friday, March 4. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about other research and creative activity around campus and provide valuable feedback to undergraduate students on their proposal-writing.   

 Reviewer Interest Form  

Thank you for considering working with CUE.