Center for Undergraduate Research in Viterbi Engineering (CURVE) Fellowship
Frequently Asked Questions
Filling out an application does not guarantee a position. We have a limited amount of positions and will do our best to match students to appropriate positions based on availability.
Students can participate in CURVE for a maximum of 2 academic years. Funding renewal is not automatic or guaranteed, so returning CURVE students will still need to complete the application form to be considered.
All declared Viterbi students and all class levels are able to apply. Please note that projects will specify whether they are seeking freshmen or continuing students.
All applications will be reviewed after the deadline; there is no benefit to submitted your application early. We encourage applicants to attend faculty information sessions prior to submitting their application.
Research positions will be on-campus or remote as determined by the faculty mentor and upon final approval of USC and LA county guidelines.
This program is intended for students to participate in research for the entire academic year, so students who will be on an LOA for the fall or spring semester are not eligible to apply.
Yes! Dean's Research and Merit Research recipients are encouraged to use the CURVE matching process to find open lab positions.
Students can expect to commit 5 hours a week.
Published on February 10th, 2021
Last updated on July 8th, 2022