Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)

Thinking Research Career? Be S.U.R.E.


The University of Dayton’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.) is an opportunity for undergraduate engineering and engineering technology majors to spend 10 weeks working on a faculty-led research project. Participants enjoy professional development and service components, weekly lunches, evening activities and workshops on topics from technical writing to grad school application. For a fee, housing is available on the University of Dayton campus. Participating faculty select Fellows.

Participating students receive a $5000 fellowship award. Afterwards, they may apply for an additional $1000 for travel expenses to present their findings at a conference.

Interested students must submit an online information form that includes a brief statement of research interest, their résumé and a letter of recommendation. Internal candidates must have completed their first year at UD or the Sinclair Academy. External candidates must be rising seniors in their respective programs. 

Applications for summer 2018 have closed. Applications for summer 2019 will be open January 2019. Student application deadline: January 31, 2019.


S.U.R.E. Faculty Application Now Open

Tenure and non-tenure School of Engineering faculty:  Are you interested in the School's S.U.R.E. program for summer research? Our next program will run from late May through early August. Faculty application deadline: October 15, 2018. Applicants will be selected by committee and informed by early December.

The application should take about 5-7 minutes to complete. Please be prepared to provide a short summary of your research interest with this application.


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254