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 2017-2018

Mentors: Carolyn Smith-Morris, Anthropologyand Kevin Hofeditz, Theatre
“Performing Medicine: Musical Theatre as Healthcare Tool" 

Mentors: Nia Parson, Anthropology and Rachel Ball-Phillips, History and Indian Studies
“Awareness and Perceptions of Cataracts Amongst Adults in Rural South India"

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