UG Research Program

Objective:

The EE Departmental Research Fellowship (DURF) program aims to encourage and provide financial support,  for select undergraduate students to participate and obtain in-depth experience in academic research at a duration and involvement level beyond what is commonly in single CIS .

Program Flow:

  •  Pre-screening: To apply for this Fellowship, the candidate must have:
    • Support from a faculty member who is willing to supervise the candidate through the DURF program, and provide financial assistance where needed
    • Indication of merit, demonstrated by one of the following:
      • A minimum of CGPA of 3.50 at the time of application, OR
      • A grade of 80% or higher in two or more courses deemed by the supervisor as most relatable to the research
  • Research term: After passing pre-screening, the student will be admitted into a research fellowship program of no less than 250 hours
  • Mid-term Evaluation: The candidate must achieve above a satisfactory standing (as evaluated by his/her supervisor) at his/her final CIS report (to be completed after 150  hours of the candidate’s involvement in the project)
  • Final Evaluation:
    •  Must do a term-end presentation (along with OIS or Semester B FYP students) and submit a report to the supervisor
    • The supervisor must fill in a form, largely similar to the OIS evaluation form indicating the satisfactory completion of the project

Outcome:

  • The students who satisfactorily complete the distinguished undergraduate research fellowship program will be awarded the fellowship and given a recognition certificate
  • The students who begin the program, but fail to achieve the aforementioned requirements, will not be awarded the fellowship. 
  • The students who achieve an outstanding research performance in the program, as demonstrated in their final presentation, can compete for a research presentation/poster competition award. This competition can be amalgamated with or operated in parallel to the OIS counterpart.