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Grant Proposal Workshop

CANCELED:Thursday, March 12

Please view the following powerpoints for information on writing grant proposals. 

Writing Grant Proposals

Writing Grant Proposals for Creative Work

Find out how to develop great ideas for research and creative activity, describe your projects, find faculty mentors, and ask for recommendation letters.  The workshop is designed to address your questions before the deadline for the Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant applications and also to introduce you to practices you can adapt for other applications.

Scholarly/Creative Activity Grants Deadline: Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity

Fall 2020

A panel of undergraduate researchers and creative scholars will speak about their experiences in undergraduate research or creative activity. You can learn how to identify faculty mentors, determine your interests, build your project, and start yourself on a path towards presentations and even publication in a journal. 

Academic Poster Design Tutorial

Creating an academic poster requires planning, art, science, and attention to detail. An effective academic poster should attract attention, convey important information clearly, and engage the reader.

The following tutorial can help you navigate the poster design process:


Once you have watched the tutorial and still have questions, contact your faculty mentor or schedule an appointment with a CUE representative for additional help.

SURF Information Open Hours

Tuesday, February 11

415. E Walnut- CUE Office

Stop by anytime throughout the day to learn all the information students and faculty mentors need to know about the SURF program. Past SURF fellows and Center for Undergraduate Excellence representatives will be available to answer your questions.

Students and faculty interested in the SURF program are encouraged to attend.

  • General overview of the program
  • Who can apply for SURF
  • Application requirements and process
  • Program dates
  • Funding distribution for SURF fellow and faculty mentor
  • Requirements & responsibilities of the SURF fellow and faculty mentor
  • Expected time commitment for SURF fellow and faculty mentor
  • Housing information
  • Weekly faculty seminars and professional development meetings
  • Social activities

*Presentations will be given at the top of each hour. 

Fellowships and Scholarships Workshops

Learn about various national and international external scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students, including the Truman, Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, and Marshall.

Contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence CUE@chapman.edu for information. 

To make an appointment: https://calendly.com/bidmead 

Please check back later for more details. 

Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program for 2021-22 funds one academic year of international experience in more than 150 countries after graduation. You can apply for a research grant and design your own project in any discipline, a study grant to support graduate school abroad, or an English Teaching Assistantship during which you will help teach English to local students. During your grant period, you will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, while serving as cultural ambassadors for the US. You can read more about the Fulbright Scholarship at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

To explore applying, view the materials below and then contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at cue@chapman.edu to schedule a Zoom appointment with Dr. Julye Bidmead.

Watch Video Presentation

Fulbright ETA Checklist

Fulbright Research Study Checklist


Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK & Ireland Info Session

Spring - TBD

Interested in pursuing graduate study in the UK or Ireland? Join us to learn about the various scholarships and fellowships that can fund your graduate school abroad.

Personal Statement and Essay Workshop

Spring - TBD

Are you planning on applying to a scholarship or fellowship? Get started on your application in these personal statement and essay workshops. Dr. Julye Bidmead will be there to answer any questions you may have about your application and help you develop a competitive personal statement and essay. RSVP is required.

Fulbright Application Bootcamp

Summer 2020

Are you interested in applying for a Fulbright fellowship? Join us to learn more about the details of the application process and the elements of a competitive application.


(714) 628-2852
415 East Walnut Avenue 
Orange, CA 92867

Mailing Address:

Center for Undergraduate Excellence
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Deadlines & Events

Spring 2020 

Student Scholar Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline

Wednesday, April 1

Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant Deadline

Wednesday, April 8
4:00 PM

Shinnyo Fellowship Deadline

Friday, April 17

Virtual Student Scholar Symposium
May 5-6