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URECA Summer Program

Application Deadline:
March 8, 2024   (applications can be submitted up to midnight!)

May 28 - August 2, 2024

The URECA (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) Program supports SB students doing full-time faculty-mentored research or creative activity for ten weeks (i.e. 9-5 Monday-Fridays) on campus. 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 $5,000 stipend.

Campus housing?. URECA students who opt to live on-campus while participating in the URECA summer program are responsible for paying their housing bill (housing is not provided as part of the program). The cost for URECA students staying from May 28-August 3 is estimated to be: $4,158.00
Please consult the Campus Residences Website for online housing forms, rates, and updated information regarding available dates for check-in; interested students are encouraged to become familiar with all applicable campus regulations regarding covid testing, quarantine, and financial responsibility. 

Eligibility: The URECA summer program is open to current Stony Brook undergraduates with at least one semester of spring/fall coursework remaining (seniors graduating in May/August are not eligible to apply).

Applicants are required to list the name of the faculty supervisor/mentor who has agreed to supervise the project; and should provide a project proposal/description.

Please note that the URECA summer program requires a full-time commitment (40 hours/week): URECA participants who intend to take a class  or work at another job [limited hours only in an activity that does not interrupt a full time commitment to the program] must obtain written permission from their faculty mentor and notify URECA at the time of application

Applicants may not receive both a stipend and credit for doing research during the same time period; and proposals for doing research as part of a credit-bearing study abroad program will not be eligible for URECA funding. 

The application consists of the following: 


All application materials should be submitted by the deadline. 

**** - Opportunity for Rising juniors/seniors majoring in Mathematics. Learn more about Summer Math ScholarshipURECA is proud to be a collaborative partner of the Summer Math Enhanced REU Scholarship program and encourages eligible Mathematics majors to apply!