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 2017 are due on Friday, February 17, 2017.

GRO Staff Contact

Kristin Walters
Coordinator, Student
Research Grant Programs

Aquinas Hall 324