This program is designed to provide undergraduate students with research, presentation and publication experience and assist faculty with research work. Faculty members within the Watts College of Public Service play a crucial role in helping undergraduate students engage in research. 

As a faculty member who hosts an undergraduate research fellow you will:

  • Have a research project that you are already working on- overwhelmingly we want students to be receiving real experiences with the research that is being done in the college. Students are expected to work 8-10 hours a week.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring for each student. They will have various levels of skills and knowledge and some may need more instruction than others. Faculty may assign task supervision to PhD students, but are expected to meet with the undergraduates regularly, as this fellowship is seen as a mentoring opportunity for students.
  • Ensure and assist with the Research Symposium poster session completion.
  • Have an excellent time engaging with the best and brightest undergraduate students, and make a HUGE difference in their lives.

Any faculty member that wants or needs assistance with research is encouraged to work directly with an undergraduate student of their choosing. You can also submit project to be listed on our site for students to connect with HERE.

  • Faculty members initiate research opportunities on a case by case basis. 
  • Faculty members need to email their school director to request permission to participate in the program
  • Faculty can work with more than one student each semester. 
  • Once a student agrees to work with a faculty member on a research project, the faculty member will then need to complete THIS FORM



Sample Research Learning Agreement


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