Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute is now accepting applications from SMU undergraduates for 2018-2019 Mayer Fellowships. Please review application instructions here.

  • Each academic year, DCII sponsors up to six Undergraduate Robert Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows.
  • These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these majors/minors must be in Dedman College.
  • With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a substantial research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s).
  • Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to the development and completion of their research project.
  • Each Mayer Fellow is required to produce a substantial research paper and to present his/her findings in a public forum to which all fellows, faculty mentors and other members of the SMU community are invited.


Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows for AY 2018-2019

Mentors: Steven Lindquist, Religious Studies and Wei Gu, Chinese
“Analyzing Contemporary Buddhist Rituals Across Tiber" 

Mentors: Bradley Klein, Human Rights and Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies
“Words of Love: Researching Resources and Materials for LBGT and Christians"

Mentors: Michael Lustig, Political Science and Ed Countryman, History

"Multicultural Justice for Quebeckers and Aboriginals in Contemporary Canada"

To see previous year's Mayer Fellows, click here.