Honors Summer Research Fellowship
The Helen Hardin Honors Program is pleased to provide funding for a summer research
fellowship to promote research and creative activity among honors students. The purpose
of the program is to provide honors students with the time, financial support, and
faculty mentoring to pursue meaningful research and creative projects in the summer.
The Honors Program will enhance the experience of the Fellows through a series of
enrichment programs, both professional and social, which will include bi-weekly lunch
workshops focused on presentation techniques, critical evaluation of research, ethical
issues, and how to prepare for graduate or medical school. Additionally, selected
Fellows will receive funding to present their research at the National Conference
for Undergraduate Research and other national or regional honors conferences. By participating
in the extensive research requirements of the program and by presenting their research
at conferences, Fellows will earn the University’s “Undergraduate Research Scholar”
designation on their transcripts.
- A student fellowship award of $2,400
- A student allowance of $1,000 for research-related expenses (travel to collect data,
specialized software, research supplies, etc.)
- Professional support funds for faculty mentors ($550 for assistant professors, $620
for associate professors, and $675 for professors)
Students may receive only one fellowship during their time at the University of Memphis,
and the fellowship must be used for the summer in which it is awarded.
Program application is open to any honors student who:
- Is in good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA, not on probation, etc.),
- Will have completed his/her sophomore year (defined as having a minimum of 60 credit
hours) or junior year prior to the beginning of the 2014 Summer Session,
- Will enroll for at least one semester at the University as an undergraduate student
after the completion of the summer fellowship,
- Agrees to be involved in the program, from June 2 to August 8, and forgo any courses,
employment, or internships that would interfere with participation in the 10-week
Students funded by this program agree to:
- Submit a final report to the Honors Program representing the completed work during
the research program, and provide information on presentation or publication plans.
The report is due at the conclusion of the summer and no later than the first day
of classes, August 25, 2014.
- Present their results at the Works in Progress Symposium in the fall, 2014 semester.
Click here for the application instructions. Application deadline is March 28, 2014.