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 2015 Honors Mentored Research Fellowship is Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

Information sessions will be held on  November 11 (5:00 – 6:30 pm, FPG Student Union Room 3408) and January 27 (5:00 – 6:30 pm, FPG Student Union Room 3408).


All Honors Carolina students who are in good academic standing and will graduate after November 2015 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 for the same summer.

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