Undergraduate Research Program




URP 2010 Newsletter.pdf


As part of the desire of the current administration to enhance research enterprise on the TSU campus, the Research Unit of the Office of the Provost announces a new initiative (URP) with the goal of early exposure of bright and highly motivated undergraduate and professional students to research. Under this initiative, a number of competitive fellowships will be awarded on a yearly basis to students with strong scholastic performance with evidence of commitment to life-long learning and who show promise for developing a future career in academia or research. The successful candidates will participate in an eight (8) to ten (10)-week mentored research experience during summer under TSU faculty with active research projects. Activities during this fellowship will include actual research, enrichment activities and field work as prescribed by the faculty and approved by the Research Unit in the Provost’s office. Successful applicants will be designated as Undergraduate Research Fellows (URFs).

Students interested in this fellowship program should contact faculty who are committed to hosting the applicants by participating in their research projects for the duration of the fellowship.

Faculty interested in having students participate in their research projects should submit a proposal to the Office of Research and indicate any student(s) that they wish to be considered for the fellowship. A faculty may submit names of up to two (2) students for consideration.

Selection will be based on student’s credentials, personal statement and the faculty’s track record of research productivity and undergraduate student training.

Interested faculty and students should obtain application forms from the Office of Research, Hannah Hall, Room 230 or download from the Office of Research web site. The deadline for application is April 23rd, 2010. Start date is June 1 st, 2010. Stipend is $2,500 for the summer (or$10/hour).