Honors College Summer Research

Summer-Research Scholarships for Honors College Students

Application opens January 15, 2024

February 23, 2024 submission deadline

The Honors College will award a limited number of $4,000 Summer Research Scholarships to encourage your participation, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, in varied research environments. To qualify, you must not be graduating prior to May, 2025 and you will be responsible for locating a professor who is willing to supervise their ongoing or new research during the 10-week summer session (May 20th - July 26th).

The Honors College Summer Scholarship is $4,000, spread over 2 payments intended to help meet summer expenses. Beyond this, research hours are not compensated.

Factors of Deliberation

Factors such as GPA (minimum of 3.5), intensity and length of past research, existing outcomes—for example, exhibits, performances, co-authorship, or manuscripts under submission or preparation—will figure in committee deliberations.

Students looking forward to their first research experience should still apply, but with knowledge of the items in the preceding paragraph.

Finding a Research Mentor

Students may wonder, “Where do I look if I am not currently conducting research that will continue into the summer?”

  • Consider approaching a professor with whom you have studied, and with whose research project you are familiar.
  • For broader UNT research opportunities, visit departmental web sites and explore the research interests and creative activities (in the visual and performing arts) of several faculty members. Then arrange Zoom or office visits to discuss the possibility of your joining a research team, or engaging in a personalized creative endeavor, for the summer, and perhaps longer.
  • Talk with Undergraduate Research Fellows who are working with a professor on research projects.

Program Requirements

  • If a student receives funding for research from your mentor’s grants or other sources, the total amount received may not exceed $5,000; thus, the Honors College Research scholarship amount may be adjusted accordingly.
  • Accepting an Honors College Summer Research Scholarship requires enrollment in a mentored research course during the ten-week summer session (May 20 - July 26). Scholarship recipients may enroll in HNRS 3996 or a departmental-equivalent for up to 3-credits.
  • Scholarship recipients must submit a research poster (via PowerPoint slide) or paper at the conclusion of the summer session. Those will be submitted to the Honors College as a condition of earning Honors credit for the summer research experience. Students must also present their work at UNT’s 2025 Scholars Day event (April 2nd, 2025).
  • Scholarship holders will be able to conduct either on-site or remote research in accord with the wishes of their research mentors, and for at least 20 hours per week, as determined in consultation with the research mentor.
  • The Honors College Summer Research Scholarships are viable only for work conducted in consultation with a UNT professor.

Please see the agreement form for additional rules and expectations.

Print and complete the Honors College Summer Research Agreement (you will need a digital copy of this agreement to submit with the application).

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