SURE Scholars

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an educational summer research program that supports USD undergraduates to engage in research, scholarly activities and creative works for up to 10 weeks during the summer. The SURE application is student-driven-- students identify a faculty mentor and topic of inquiry and formulate a project proposal in collaboration with the faculty mentor. 

SURE is partially funded annually by the Office of the Provost, and may also be funded partly by external grants which may have restrictions on the types of projects funded.

SURE is open to students in all disciplines.  

SURE Scholars benefits include: 

  • $4,600 stipend
  • Up to $500 supply funds
  • 50% reduced USD summer housing rate (USD students; $18/Day)
  • Participation in academic and professional development workshops
  • Becoming a member of USD's Research Scholars program
The dates for the SURE program are Monday, June 4, 2018 to Friday, August 10, 2018. Applications will be accepted from January 11 to February 23, 2018.

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You must complete the application in one sitting. You will not be able to save your work if you close the application. Click on the image below to view the application before filling it out. 

Application for SURE program, including questions on personal and academic information.

  • Eligibility
  • Life/Physical Sciences Application and Expectations
  • Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences Application and Expectations
  • Social Sciences Application and Expectations
  • Creative Works Application and Expectations
  • Humanities Application and Expectations
  • General Program Expectations and Guidelines
  • Undergraduate Research 496 (UGRS496)
  • Payment, Taxes & Housing
  • Community Building Events
  • FAQ