The Successful Engineering Education and Development Support (SEEDS) Program funded through the National Science Foundation’s STEP Program supports to engineering students to succeed. The fellowship program encourages undergraduates to pursue engineering at the graduate level and in the professional world. It provides opportunities to enhance your knowledge, skills and practical experience in conducting engineering research. Research Fellows receive a $1,250 stipend each semester.
The Goal of SEEDS Program is to facilitate the first year students’ and new transfer students’ transition into the Clark School of Engineering and increase students’ commitment to engineering majors through career clarification and goal setting.
- New community college transfer students are eligible to apply for the SEEDS Research Fellowship Program.
- Gain valuable research experience with a UMD faculty member while still enrolled at Montgomery College by becoming a SEEDS-MC Summer Research Fellow.
How to Apply:
Students will work with a faculty member to complete the application. Application materials for the SEEDS Research Fellowship Program are available now. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are full.
- Select a pdf faculty member to work with. The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program has a database of faculty looking for undergraduate researchers,
- Complete the online application, which includes a research proposal (2 page max). The link is: https://futureumdengr.wufoo.com/forms/z1asi0ft1r03rp4/
- Applicants must complete a Fellowship Agreement. The link is: http://www.seeds.umd.edu/sites/default/files/Research%20Fellows%20Agreement_0.pdf
The fellowship agreement form must be submitted to:
1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
College Park, MD 20742
At least twenty undergraduate students receive funding to work with a faculty mentor on a research project for one or more academic terms (fall, winter, spring and/or summer). Research Fellows will:
- Participate in a number of different aspects of the research process.
- Have the opportunity to collaborate with graduate students, meet with a faculty advisor, write papers on the projects, conduct extensive literature reviews, and present the research at conferences and symposiums.
- Receive a $1250.00 stipend for each semester of participation in the program.
- An information session will be held on September 13th 5:00 – 6:00 PM 1131B Martin Hall
The completed application packet must be submitted on or before September 30, 2016.
Link for More Information:
Contact Greg Stinson at 301-405-9434 or email to gstinson-at-terpmail.umd.edu, if you have any questions.