Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship

The Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship in the College of Engineering is designed to enhance undergraduate engineering students’ involvement in research with the expectation that they will be encouraged to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. Selected students will receive a $1,000 stipend per semester funded 50/50 by the faculty mentor or department and the College of Engineering. Faculty mentors may fund a maximum of two awards per semester.

Eligibility

All engineering students with GPA above 3.0 are eligible to apply. Students may apply for up to a total of two semesters of support. For those renewing for a second semester, we require a written summary of accomplishments in the previous semester.

Application

  • Applicants must fill out an online application form, include required attachment(s), and submit the application by the first Friday of the start of the semester, regardless of holidays, in which honors research is to begin.
  • Applicants are competitively selected by the College of Engineering Honors Committee. The program supports students who are not receiving, during the same term, an additional departmental (or otherwise) fellowship or appointment. Examples include but not limited to: Discover Fellows, Stamps Scholars, Show-Me Scholars, etc.
  • Selection criteria: GPA, quality of resume highlighting research experience and student organization involvement, interest in graduate studies, and a statement by faculty mentor. Juniors and seniors preferred but not required.
  • Must have a faculty mentor selected before applying.
  • Applicants must reapply each semester to continue participating in the Engineering Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship program.

Program Requirements

  • Student must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA to remain in the program.
  • Students are strongly recommended, but not required, to enroll in an honors research course in their department (for example MAE4995H) once (the first semester of fellowship receipt), and complete an Honors thesis/report at completion of the research project.
  • The mentor must supply a 50% cost share for the stipend.
  • Student must present a poster at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (held in spring and summer) or another engineering and/or scientific research poster event each semester while in the program.

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