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Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)


The purpose of SPUR is to provide undergraduate students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. The program provides opportunities to gain research experience in a variety of disciplines.

Program Emphases

The program emphasizes a collaborative research experience under the supervision of a University of Utah faculty member. At the time of application, students will indicate to which available projects they are applying. Final student placement will be determined by the Selection Committee. Details regarding expectations and/or requirements of the research are negotiated between the student and the faculty mentor, following program guidelines.

The program also emphasizes a cohort experience via welcome and closing receptions, peer advising, weekly education events, bi-weekly program meetings, and optional on-campus housing. Additionally, students will have opportunities to interact with participants in other summer programs on our campus.

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SPUR Participants


Congratulations to our 2022 SPUR Participants!

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Mentor Application


The 2023 application deadline: Oct 7, 2022

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Student Application


The 2022 student application is closed.

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