Engaged Learning Fellowship: How it Works
||NOV 15-DEC 15
||NOV 15-FEB 15
||AUG 15-SEP 15
ELFs are selected by a review committee of SMU faculty and staff. See How to Apply for further guidelines.
Typical Timeline for Regular Decision ELFs
||Prepare ELF proposal
||Committee selects ELFs
||Orientation + first reflection
||Start work on project!
||Midpoint meeting + second reflection
||Present poster at Research Days
||Submit final paper + third reflection
||Graduate! (and celebrate at our Luncheon)
||Opportunity to publish work in our Journal
NOTE: You may apply during your sophomore or junior year! If you are a senior and applying for the first time, you must apply by September 15.
For Current ELFs
Throughout your project, you will complete three Reflection Exercises. These provide a chance for you to discuss your project, your relationship with your mentor, and the impact your project is having on you, your field, and your community.
ELFs are required to present their work in a public forum. Some ELFs coordinate their own events, while many choose to present during Research Days in March. Visit our Undergraduate Research Resources page for more information on poster formats, etc.
To complete an Engaged Learning Fellowship, students summarize their experience in a final, summative document or physical artifact that describes the project and its findings. The product can take different forms: research paper, community project or internship report, or other creative artifact. The form should reflect the nature of the experience.
Upload Final Product
ELFs are invited to submit their final products for publication in the SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research.