- Fall-Winter Programs
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- Community College Summer Fellowship Program (CCSFP)
- UM Energy Institute Fellowship Program
- Women and Gender Summer Fellowship Program
- Mellon Scholars
- Frequently Asked Questions
Fellowship Dates: May 26 - July 31, 2020
Application Deadline: March 9th, 2020
Recommendation Letter Deadline: March 9th, 2020
Acceptance Notification will begin on Wednesday, March 18th
Mandatory Orientation: May 26, 2020
Fellowship Stipend: $4,000 (paid in four installments, does not include housing)
The University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI), in partnership with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers selected U-M undergraduates at all years of study a 10-week fellowship to work under the supervision of a U-M faculty member in any field on research projects related to energy.
Potential research areas include (but are not limited to):
- vehicle electrification
- batteries and other forms of energy storage
- transportation and fuels
- energy efficiency and utilization
- carbon-free energy sources
- carbon dioxide capture and utilization
- consumer issues and social impacts
- energy policy and economics
A first step for a prospective student is to find a faculty mentor who can take you on in their research group. Suitable mentors may be identified from the UMEI faculty affiliates pages. The mentor will need to provide a letter recommending you for an Energy UROP Fellowship. Based on the project developed with your mentor, you can then apply to the program following the Application Instructions given in the "Application Instructions Tab".
Students accepted into the program will perform research with and receive mentoring from a UMEI faculty affiliate while working on a great challenge of our times: meeting the energy needs to our society in a sustainable manner.
In addition to their research project, students will participate in UROP activities starting with a mandatory UROP-wide Orientation Day on the first day of the summer program, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The program will include biweekly seminars and other community-building opportunities for participants. It concludes with poster presentations at the UROP summer symposium in late July.
UROP seeks to attract a diverse student population, including women and historically underrepresented communities as well as first-generation college students and those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program also offers workshops and resources to assist students with the graduate school application process.
This fellowship is open to current undergraduate students at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. Because of its intensive research focus, students may not be enrolled in more than one spring or one summer course while participating in the fellowship program. In general, UROP fellows are highly discouraged from enrolling in any courses during the spring and summer terms that overlap with their fellowship.
Students should e-mail a single Adobe PDF file including following items to:
Prof. John M. DeCicco, Associate Director, UMEI, at DeCicco@umich.edu.
Please put "Energy UROP Application" in the subject line.
Your application (deadline Monday, March 9, 2020):
1. Research Proposal
This three-page research proposal (single-spaced, 12 point font, 1” margins; page limit includes all figures and references) is a persuasive document that describes the purpose of your research, why it should be done, your methodology, your proposed timeline, the scope of the summer project, and your expected results by the end of the fellowship.
2. Resume or CV
3. Official Transcript(s)
You will need to submit an official transcript from U-M and any other higher education institutions (e.g. community colleges) attended.
Faculty mentor's letter (deadline Monday, March 9, 2020):
In addition, students should arrange for the UMEI Faculty Affiliate who will be their mentor to send a recommendation letter to Prof. DeCicco <DeCicco@umich.edu> by the March 9 deadline. The mentor's letter should address the student's suitability for the proposed research as well as the student’s scholarly potential, maturity, motivation and ability to work independently on a summer research project.
For more information, please contact John DeCicco email@example.com at The University of Michigan Energy Institute