SURE Criteria and Selection

Criteria for SURE (only University of Michigan College of Engineering and LSA Computer Science Students are eligible)

  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Must have entered or completed their junior year (preference will be given to those who have completed three years of study) by the time of the SURE internship.
  • Students who have attained a GPA of 3.0 or above are strongly recommended.
  • Must participate in a full-time 10-12 week summer research experience from May 1 to August 25, 2017 as prescribed by your SURE faculty advisor.  Students who are not physically in Ann Arbor for more than 2 weeks between these respective dates cannot participate in the SURE program.
  • Need to identify an area of research and faculty member who would be willing to serve as your research advisor/mentor (we understand that this process may be ongoing and not finalized when completing the SURE application).
  • Must have the intent to pursue a graduate degree in engineering (SGUS, Master’s, Ph.D.).
  • Must complete the SURE application by January 15, 2017.
  • Individual departments may have additional application requirements; check with your SURE department contact.

Selection for SURE

  • SURE Selection (University of Michigan Students)
  • Engineering departmental faculty will oversee the selection of all SURE students.
  • Departments will select SURE students by late February 2017.
  • SURE applicants will be notified about their selection status beginning late February to mid March 2017.
  • Selected students will participate in a 10 – 12 week full-time summer program as specified by individual departments between the months of May – August 2017.
  • Students are not enrolled for credit for this program.
  • Students will receive $4,200 for the summer program; departments have the discretion to increase the award amount; departments may pay the students with stipends or as temporary employees with hourly wages.
  • In addition to departmental research activities, students will attend regular meetings and seminars offered by the College of Engineering throughout the summer program.
  • Students will either submit an abstract or other designated assignment to showcase their summer research experience.