SURE Criteria and Selection

SURE Criteria and Selection

Criteria for SURE

  • Must be a full-time University of Michigan Ann Arbor student *
  • Open to all rising undergraduate students
  • Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Must participate in a full-time 10-12 week summer research experience from May 7 to August 16, 2024, (approximately 400 hours over the course of the summer)
  • Must be available to be in Ann Arbor to work in-person for the duration of the program **
  • Should have the interest in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering (SUGS, Master’s, Ph.D.) and not currently working in a research environment
  • Must complete the SURE application by January 28, 2024
  • Individual departments may have additional prerequisites; check with your SURE department contact

Selection for SURE

  • SURE Selection (University of Michigan Students)
  • The SURE Matching Process takes place after the application due date and is ultimately determined by the Department, not the individual faculty. 
  • Departments will select SURE students by March 6, 2024
  • Students are asked to NOT reach out to faculty members during the application process, please direct all questions to [email protected]
  • SURE applicants will be notified about their selection status beginning in mid-March 2024
  • The final selection and notification process typically concludes in mid to late-April
  • All students will be notified of their selection status once the process has concluded
  • Selected students will participate in a 10 – 12 week full-time summer program as specified by individual departments between the months of May-August 2024
  • Students are not enrolled for credit for this program
  • Students will receive $6,000 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

* Partnership schools may be added at a later time

** If you are interested in participating in the SURE Program but summer housing is a concern please let us know.  Please email Mary Saah: [email protected]