The Dorothy and David Cooper Summer Research Fellowship was designed to enhance undergraduate students' access to research opportunities and in particular, to ensure equitable access to such opportunities. This endowed summer undergraduate research fellowship provides financial support for undergraduate students to engage in 250 hours of active supervised research effort (approximately 10 weeks, 25 hours per week) under the guidance of a faculty supervisor during the summer. The application process involves writing a proposal and successful applicants complete a written research paper in the format of an article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal or a grant proposal. This experience often serves as a funnel into our honors program, providing undergraduates with an intensive research experience before graduation. Many of our Cooper fellows have moved on to research careers including receiving their PhDs or MDs. Read about our alumni below:

2024 Dorothy and David Cooper Scholarship Application Cooper_SURF_2024_Application.docx

Fellowship Awards: Funding in the amount of $4,000 - $5,000 (depending on the size of available funds) will be awarded to outstanding students majoring in psychology who are completing a research project in the summer of 2024.

The complete application is due by Monday, April 15, 2024. Please send all materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scholarship Alumni