SMURF (formerly GUROP) is Georgetown’s Summer Mentored Undergraduate Research Fellowship, a directly-mentored or supervised summer research opportunity. Recipients work closely with a faculty member in their research or do research alongside a faculty member on a closely-related project. Administered by the Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF), this opportunity offers up to $5,000 to successful applicants.

The application cycle for summer 2022 research funding has closed. Information about the summer 2023 application cycle will be posted when it becomes available.

Applications for the SMURF must be submitted in a single .doc or .pdf to, excluding the letter of support which should be emailed separately to the same email address by the faculty mentor.

Application Components:

  • Completed summer application form
  • Project proposal-description of the research, outlining your contribution – significance of research to the field-methodology-outcomes
  • Personal statement (max. 600 words) – detail your personal motivation for pursuing this research experience
  • Ten-week timeline
  • Resume (1-2 pages max)
  • Transcript (may be unofficial)
  • A letter of support from the faculty mentor (emailed separately to; direct your mentor to include your full name and fellowship type (i.e. SMURF Award) in the header of the letter.

Other relevant application documents can be found here.