Program Information

Sophomore and Junior Research Scholarships provide students with the opportunity to assist faculty in their research.

About the Research Scholar Programs

Sophomore and Junior Research Scholars assist faculty with their research. Students participating in these programs are not expected to generate their own independent research projects.

The nature of the work and skills required will vary depending on the project, and students should be sure that they have communicated with their faculty mentors and are clear about the expectations prior to the start of the assistantship.

Research Scholar Eligibility

Students are eligible for one research assistantship per year (that is, one or two terms with the same faculty mentor).

  • Sophomores: fall, winter, and spring of the sophomore year.
  • Juniors: “sophomore summer,” and fall, winter, and spring of junior year.

Students may not participate in other research programs in the same terms as they are engaging in research for this program.

Be sure to also review the eligibility guidelines for UGAR programs before applying for a Sophomore or Junior Research Scholarship.

Time Commitment and Stipend

Students are expected to work 7-12 hours per week during the term(s) of the assistantship and receive a $1000 stipend at the end of each term of the assistantship.

The assistantships must be conducted while students are on campus and enrolled in classes. In some cases, this policy may be waived if there are extenuating circumstances and approval is given by both the professor and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research.

Research assistantship application deadlines

Applications are accepted each term for Sophomore and Junior Research Scholarships beginning in the following term (due by 11:59pm):

  • August 16, 2017 (for fall term research)
  • November 7, 2017 (for winter term research)
  • February 27, 2018 (for spring term research)
  • May 23, 2018 (for summer term research)