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.

The SPUR 2020 student application is now available! The form will close at 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) on Sunday, January 26. Letters of recommendation are due by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, January 29. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Hayes-Harb at r.hayes-harb@utah.edu or 801-581-8070.

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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.

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Program Information

Information for students interested in applying for SPUR

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Student Application

The SPUR 2020 student application is now available! 

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Faculty Application

The SPUR 2020 mentor application is now closed

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Summer Symposium

Learn more about how to present your summer research at our symposium

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