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Undergraduate Research

Richter Fellowships

The Richter Fellowship program is funded by the Paul K. and Evelyn E. Cook Richter Memorial Funds and is awarded to members of the University Honors Program to conduct independent research, both outside or inside the United States. The project can cover any area of study, but multicultural and/or international work is encouraged.

Interested students submit applications, grant proposals, and detailed budgets that are evaluated by a committee of professors and past Richter Fellows. A proposal is evaluated based upon the originality and merit of the topic, the strength of the research methodology, and the maturity and competency of the student. Each student works with a faculty advisor both to craft the initial proposal and write a scholarly work after completing the research.

Richter Fellowships will be awarded twice a year. Applicants should be in good standing, and should have completed their second year of study at SMU. Those awarded a Richter are required to complete a scholarly research paper or article the semester after their research trip.

Visit the Richter website to download the application and view past successful proposals and budgets.