University Honors Program

Richter Fellowships & Other Research Opportunities

Richter International Fellowship Program

Honors students have myriad opportunities for independent research and study, on campus and overseas.  Among the most unique of our offerings is the Richter Research Fellowship Program which allows undergraduate Honors students to conduct independent research projects on topics of international dimensions or multicultural projects within the United States under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Each year the UHP awards about 25 Richter grants, which normally cover travel, living expenses and research supplies for the recipient.  Apart from fostering intellectual creativity and individual initiative, the Richter Fellowship Program affords students the chance to do postgraduate level research.

To learn more about the application process, click here.

Sample of past Richter Fellowship Projects


Ethiopia: The Stigma and Shame of Fistula: Implications for Rural Women in Ethiopia Attempting to Seek Medical Treatment

Lindsay, California; Mattawa, Washington; Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Educating English Language Learners: A Case Study on Bilingual Education Progress, Measures, and Outcomes in U.S. Rural School Districts

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Cultural Influences for Breast CancerPatients in Vietnam on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes

Aligarh, India: Searching for Solutions: Identity, Water
Contamination, and Health Literacy in a North Indian Slum

Copenhagen, Denmark & Dallas, Texas: Health Literacy Between Two Western Healthcare Models

London, England: Niche Fashion Magazines: Changes and Adaptations of an Expanding Genre in London

Taos, New Mexico: Media Relations in New Mexico

Moscow, Russia: Recycling Russia: An Analysis of Russia’s Current Waste-Management Situation

Kenya: Micro-Financing Among the Maasair