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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.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • 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)

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

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 program.

REQUIREMENTS

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Click here for the application instructions.  Application deadline is March 28, 2014.

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