The Young Scholars grant program awards individual grants to undergraduate students at the University of St. Thomas who are interested in spending an entire summer working closely with a professor on a significant research project or creative activity. These grants are designed to give students the time and resources they need for meaningful reflection and in-depth inquiry into a problem or issue of interest both to them and their faculty mentor.
As a Young Scholars Grant recipient, you will be expected to fulfill the following commitments:
- Meet deadlines as you complete paperwork and online training that is required before you begin research.
- Work with your faculty mentor on your research on a full-time basis throughout the summer.
- Submit a final paper or final report (the exact format will be determined by you and your faculty mentor).
- Share your work at the Inquiry at UST Poster session during the semester after your grant period.
Successful applicants to this program receive a summer stipend of $4,000 and a $700 on-campus housing stipend (if needed) from the end of May to the middle of August. Young Scholars are expected to work on their research projects full-time over the course of at least 10 weeks. Faculty mentors will receive a stipend of $750.
Applications for research projects to be carried out over summer 2016 are due on Friday, February 19, 2016.