At Furman, Engaged Learning has been a long-time guiding principle, driving our work both in and beyond the classroom. We operate both our Undergraduate Research and Internship programs in one office as part of Academic Affairs. This helps us maintain close connections between students and faculty and the community.
From collaborative research with faculty on their own knowledge-producing work to internships in the Greenville community and around the globe, Furman students have wonderful opportunities to explore their passions and interests, developing their skills far beyond their excellent classroom experiences. The URI office can help students connect with faculty and employer mentors. And we encourage students to reflect on their research and internship experiences as they contemplate the intersection between their passions, skills, and experiences.
Furman offers class credit opportunities for internships and research in many departments. Many students also pursue full-time Research and Internship projects during the summer, and the competitive Furman Advantage program offers stipends for Research and Internships in the summer.
Our Furman Engaged! day every spring is a campus-wide showcase of our vibrant culture of Engaged Learning as students present their academic work and internships in every discipline, both inside and beyond the classroom. Additionally, the URI office offers travel support to students presenting their research results at professional conferences throughout the year.
Furman Advantage Applications (guidelines and applications at the links):
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Furman Advantage Research Fellowships., Summer 2015: due January 30, 2015 (5 p.m.)
SCICU Research Application, 2015:due February 20, 2015. The deadline for submission of SCICU proposals to Furman's URI office is February 20, 2015. The guidelines contain additional information not previously included. Faculty members and students should carefully read the guidelines.
Baruch Research Application, 2015: due February 20, 2015. The 2015 Baruch Research Guidelines pertain only to projects that will be undertaken at Hobcaw Barony and are reviewed by the Belle Baruch Foundation administration prior to review by research faculty evaluation team.
This application is for ALL teaching fellows throughout the 2015-16 academic year. Note, however, a new possibility this year: applications for Spring 2016 courses may be submitted by October 2, 2015, if you are not able to meet the April deadline.
Click here to find a link to the 2014 Furman Engaged! program.