Undergraduate Summer Research Programs Application Questions for SuRI (only)

Welcome to the application process for summer research at High Point University.  This is NOT the application. It is only a list of the questions so that you may prepare your answers for the online application. HPU’s Summer Research Institute (SuRI) is open to HPU students of all disciplines who have contracted with a faculty mentor during the summer research period. Typically, for SuRI you have a mentor and a project already planned. In this application you describe that project for admittance in the program. There will be a few faculty-designed projects seeking student volunteers.  Please review the questions below and discuss them with your mentor. Once you have discussed how you will answer these questions you should access the online application.


HPU Student ID Number

HPU Email Address

Cell Phone Number (No dashes or spaces)

Permanent Home Mailing Address

Expected Graduation Date

What is your class status at the time of this application?

Are you in good standing with the school? (Defined as having a 2.0 GPA or higher, not on attendance or professional probation)

What is your cumulative GPA as of the most recent Fall semester?

Are you or were you in the Research Rookies Program?


Second Major (if applicable)

Minor or Concentration (if applicable)

Second Minor or Concentration (if applicable)

Have you participated in research or creative projects or research papers in the past in class or independently?

If you have conducted research in the past, please clarify the context under which you have conducted research. Were the projects assignments in class? Have you done an independent project and if so with whom did you work and did you receive course credit?

Do you expect to live on campus for the summer?  You will be able to move into summer housing the Monday after graduation if your research is starting right away. Otherwise you may move in with students coming for the first summer session. You must vacate housing July 31.

Who is the mentor you will work with during your Summer Research Institute (SuRI) experience?

Mentor’s HPU Email Address

You and your professor should have discussed your expectations and responsibilities for the summer research period. Please answer the following questions regarding your expectations:

What will be the start and end dates for your research period during the summer? Note, you cannot move into summer housing until the day after graduation and you must move out of
summer housing the last day of July.

How many hours per week do you expect to spend on this research project?

Describe and explain the research question or the focus of your creative work:

Is there a title for this research project?

Please provide a brief summary of the method or process you will go through while working on this research:

Give a brief timeline of the steps you will take while working on this project during the summer period.

Describe your desired outcome and what you hope to accomplish with this research: (i.e. I want to present at a conference, I want to build my resumé for graduate school or a career, I want to master a skill, etc.)

How will these potential outcomes benefit you in your college or professional career?

Are you prepared to meet the commitment of the weekly meeting and the weekly movie?

Are you planning on taking an online or in-person class during this period? Note, you may have free housing if you are taking one course but no more and your mentor is ok with it.