Every summer, the University of Utah's Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) offers a Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Our summer programming brings 200 undergraduate researchers to the University of Utah–last year, students represented 79 different universities.  We are currently accepting applications for summer 2024!   

What is SPUR?

SPUR provides undergraduates with an intensive paid 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. These student researchers work hand in hand with faculty mentors on project topics ranging from health, medicine, data science, robotics, fine arts, psychology, architecture and more! 

Benefits of SPUR

In addition to being paid $5,000 for a full-time summer research opportunity that lasts 10 weeks, SPUR scholars participate in professional development with our Educational Series and graduate school preparation with the Grad School Mini Expo. Research can be fun! With campus partners we organize social programming for researchers that is fun and an exciting opportunity to network with other researchers at the U. Activities includes bowling, volleyball, and food truck socials throughout the summer. Participants in SPUR have opportunities to present and publish their research.  

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Summer 2024: January 24, 2023 11:59PM (Mountain Time) 
  • Summer 2024 program: May 22, 2024 – August 1, 2024 at the University of Utah 

For more information or to apply, visit https://our.utah.edu/spur/.  

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like more information. Email our@utah.edu or call 801-581-2478.