Community-Based Research (CBR) Fellowships
The APPLES Service-Learning Program in partnership with the Office for Undergraduate Research (with support from the ACCIAC) awards up to seven Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) of $3,500 each to support community-based research in either domestic or global communities.
Community-based research is a collaborative enterprise that involves students, community members, and faculty in the design and implementation of research projects of shared interest that address a community need and, ultimately, promote social action and the common good. Community members play an integral role in defining the research question and objectives as well as providing input on project organization and direction. This approach requires a research question that is investigative rather than one that is intended to prove a given agenda. Many community-based research projects take the form of a needs assessment, program evaluation, data analysis, or documentary research. Community-based research promotes the use of various methods of inquiry and dissemination of the findings produced.
For examples of past CBR-SURF projects, please visit this page.Fellowship Requirements
In addition to project completion and requirements from the Office for Undergraduate Research, CBR-SURFs will be asked to participate in the following opportunities:
Fellows will be invited to participate in information and recruiting events for other undergraduates considering CBR projects.
For more information, please contact Sarah Smith at APPLES.