Taylor Mentored Research Fellowships

The William W. and Ida W. Taylor Fellowships provide $4,000 grants for students working on a faculty-mentored research project during the summer. The fellowships provide opportunities for students to continue work they may already have begun with a faculty member, to get a head start on a senior honors thesis, or to travel to distant libraries, labs, or archives that might otherwise be beyond reach. Applications are encouraged from all disciplines.

How to Apply

The Taylor Fellowships are part of UNC’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, and all Honors Carolina students who receive a SURF fellowship will be considered for Taylor awards.

SURF applications should be submitted to the Office for Undergraduate Research. The deadline to apply for a 2016 Honors Mentored Research Fellowship is Thursday, February 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

Information sessions will be held on  November 10 (5:00 – 6:30 pm, Gardner 105) and January 19 (5:00 – 6:30 pm, FPG Student Union 3411).


All Honors Carolina students who are in good academic standing and will graduate after November 2016 are eligible to apply for Taylor Fellowships. Applicants should plan to engage in undergraduate research for at least nine weeks, working a minimum of 20 hours per week, during the summer. Projects must be supervised by a UNC faculty research advisor, and additional collaboration with a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student mentor is encouraged.

Students who have received a SURF award in previous years are not eligible to apply. SURF recipients may not accept a Burch Fellowship, Carolina Blue Fellowship, or Robinson Honors Fellowship for the same summer.

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