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HTC Honors College Research Fellows

Information for Students

Through the Research Fellows program, the HTC Honors College provides both recognition and support for honors students doing research with faculty and staff across the University. Honors students planning on working with a faculty or staff mentor on a research or service project in any discipline are strongly encouraged to apply for support through this program.

Research Fellows are paid up to $1700 per academic term (up to $3400 per academic year) to work with their mentor during semesters in which they are not receiving course credit for that research. Research Fellows function as ambassadors for the HTC Honors College, participating in activities such as meeting with prospective students or presenting their research at local schools. Research Fellows will be paid for this work done on behalf of the Honors College.

Awards are for one academic year but may be renewed through reapplication. Students may arrange to work with their mentor on research during the Summer terms as well.

Program Requirements:

Honors Research Fellows must:

  • be an honors student in good standing,
  • be working with and have the support of a faculty or staff member who will act as a mentor,
  • attend Honors Research Fellow meetings and participate in at least one public Honors College outreach event each semester, including working with prospective students and presenting to local schools,
  • provide a written summary reflection about the experience.

Applying to be a Research Fellow:

Applications are due the last business day in March for the following Summer or academic year. Applications include:

  • A 1-2 page research/project proposal,
  • A letter of support from your faculty research mentor, which includes a time-line for completion of the research and the number of hours each week you will be working on this project.