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Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URFs) are intended to provide select Honors students with hands-on research during the summer. Students work under faculty mentorship to gain important research skills and contribute to projects that are a vital part of the academic experience that provides a realistic foundation for advanced studies.

Conditions of Eligibility:
All Honors students who have a minimum of 24 hours of college credits and who are in good academic standing at UT Arlington are eligible to apply. Degreed undergraduates and those who have held an Honors summer fellowship or assistantship in previous years are not eligible to apply.

Terms of Appointment:
The Fellowship appointments are for 25 hours per week during the 11-week summer semester. Students are required to enroll in a graded (not P/F) three-hour research or independent study course during the summer, for which they will earn 3 hours of Honors credit. The instructor of record for this course must be the faculty mentor.

Application Process:
Students must complete the application, which requires a personal statement and research proposal. The research proposal must be prepared in collaboration with a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member at UT Arlington.

Selection Criteria:
A committee constituted by the Honors College will select recipients. Preference will be given to those who have:

  • developed a research proposal in collaboration with a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member at UT Arlington (faculty MUST be on campus during the summer);
  • clearly defined their research role and the overall significance of the research;
  • made timely progress toward the Honors degree; and
  • plans to attend graduate or professional schools.

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

Deadline:
Completed applications must be received in the Honors College, Room 100 College Hall, by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 25, 2016.
If you prefer, you may mail the application to:

UT Arlington
Honors College
Attn: URF Selection Committee
Box 19222
Arlington, TX 76019