Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research Assistantships
~Fall and Spring, Aug 17 2019 - May 8, 2020~
Deadline: None!

Three Easy Steps to Apply!

  1. Write a proposal (see below)
  2. Have your faculty mentor sign the proposal
  3. Complete the following form:

    Apply! (Google account required)

For details, please see the URA page.

 
Summer Research Assistantships
~ May 9 - Aug 16, 2020 ~
Deadline: May 1

Three Easy Steps to Apply!

  1. Write a proposal (see below)
  2. Have your faculty mentor sign the proposal
  3. Complete the following form:

    Apply! (Google account required)

For details, please see the SRA page.

 

Proposal (250+ words)

  • Title
  • Motivation behind the research
  • Background information about the broader context of the research in the chosen field
  • Methodology, technique, or practice needed in the research
  • Description of specific research/tasks to be carried out by the student
  • How the student will benefit from performing research

A Letter of Recommendation is not required. In the proposal document, please include the following statement and signature:

  • "I have reviewed this proposal and agree to mentor this student’s research." [Signed by mentor]

Selection and hiring

A panel of SMU faculty will review the submitted applications. If selected, the Office of Engaged Learning will send a Docusign to the Faculty Mentor, URA, and Department Administrator. On the Docusign, the Faculty Mentor will enter the hourly rate and funding information. The Department Administrator will complete the hiring forms. (Link to Docusign template)