Honors Carolina students are eligible for the William W. and Ida W. Taylor Fellowship to fund their summer research as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Taylor Fellowships provide $4,000 to support an approved SURF project.
Students wishing to be considered for the Taylor Fellowship should follow the normal application process for the SURF.
A multidisciplinary faculty committee will review all SURF submissions, including those submitted by Honors Carolina students, as described on the application page. Once the SURF selection committee has chosen which projects to fund, a sub-committee of the Honors Carolina Faculty Advisory Board will select the Taylor Fellowship recipients from the group of successful SURF applicants. Students will be notified by April 15.
Honors Carolina expects to make at least 8 Taylor Fellowship awards. Taylor Fellowship recipients will receive $3000 at the start of the summer, with the remainder awarded after the required final materials have been submitted and approved by OUR. Students who receive the Taylor Fellowship must follow the standard rules for completing their SURFs, including submission of suitable fellowship completion documents.
All UNC undergraduates are only eligible to receive one SURF, Honors SURF, or C-SURF during their undergraduate career. Honors students who have already received a SURF award of any type should consider other fellowships available to them.