However, the weeks need not be continuous, and you might elect to work fewer hours per week if that would be more appropriate to your particular situation.
If you work fewer than 350 total hours on your project, your stipend request should be scaled down accordingly.
Check if deadlines, requirements, and other formalities are negotiable or flexible.
Determine the total amount of time that you will be carrying out and writing up your research, as well as any specific deadlines that you'll need to meet.
Note: Unless the development of a synthesis of the literature is a major component of your proposed summer project, timeline weeks should not be allocated solely to literature review.
The standard SURF timeline involves working on your project 40 hours/week for 9 weeks.
For instance, if your project involves only four phases and will take two years, break down the steps for your project into monthly increments; for instance, allow six months for research, six months for processing and sorting data, six months for writing the piece, and six months for edits and printing.
Review your timeline as your project unfolds, and, if possible, amend it as required.
However, it is probable that there will be a period of at least three to six months before the application is reviewed by a corporate contributions committee or a foundation board of directors and a decision about providing funding is made.
Also note that the result of the initial review may then be to invite the applicant to submit a full funding request, which in turn may not be reviewed for three to six months before the final decision is reached on whether to provide funding or not.