URECA Summer Program 

Application Deadline:
March 10, 2017

May 30 - August 4, 2017

The URECA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) Program supports SB students doing full-time faculty-mentored research or creative activity for ten weeks. At the end of the ten-week period, the URECA participants will prepare abstracts of their work and commit to presenting their work at the University's annual poster symposium in the following spring.

URECA Summer Research Program participants receive a $4,000 stipend. URECA students may opt to live on-campus during the URECA fellowship period but will responsible for paying their housing bill and should consult the Campus Residences Website for online housing forms, rates, and housing-related questions.

This program is open to all current Stony Brook undergraduates except those graduating in May 2017. Applications should be submitted with an intended sponsor/mentor and project. Please note that URECA participants who wish to take classes or work at another job [limited hours only] during the program should obtain written permission from their faculty mentor and notify URECA at the time of application. 

The application packet consists of the following: 

  • a completed application form, including: Part 1- online; Part 2 - a personal statement + research project proposal (see application instructions below);
  • a transcript (unofficial);
  • a letter from the sponsoring faculty member; and
  • a supplemental form (recommended for students who wish to be considered for the URECA Explorations in STEM program): Pell eligible and/or underrepresented freshmen/sophomores are especially encouraged to apply.

The sponsoring faculty member's letter should comment on the student's research or creative capabilities and potential to carry out the specified project.

Candidates should submit a copy of the completed application (including part 2, transcript, letter) by March 10th to URECA, Melville Library N-3070-3071, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3357. 

*Due to impending weather conditions, PART 2 of  application & unofficial transcript may be submitted by email. Please attach documents in an email directed to 

Note: Faculy mentor(s) may prefer to email the letter of recommendation directly to Karen Kernan at:

FORMS: URECA Summer Application (online application), instructions/checklist (2017) + supplement (if you wish to be considered for Explorations in STEM)

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