URECA Summer Program - Applications due March 14!

May 27 - August 1, 2014

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 which will be published in the annual URECA Collected Abstracts and will be required to present their work at the University's Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity 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 2014. Applications should be submitted with an intended sponsor/mentor and project.
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.

The application packet consists of the following:

1) a completed application form (part 1- online:

2) part 2 of the application which comprises a personal statement and research project proposal (see application instructions below);
3) a transcript (unofficial);
4) a letter from the sponsoring faculty member; and
5) a supplemental form (recommended)

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 one copy of the completed application (including part 2, transcript, letter) by March 14th to URECA, Melville Library N-3070-3071, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3357.

URECA Summer Application instructions/checklist (2014) + supplement

Note: Your mentor may prefer to email the letter of recommendation directly to Karen Kernan at: karen.kernan@stonybrook.edu