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Students,

There was an error in the previous message regarding the Spring 2010 
Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program - please see the corrected information 
below.

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Faculty members and Undergraduates Have a Month to Prepare and Submit their 
Applications for the Spring 2010 Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program.

Up to 20 scholarly projects on which faculty members and students work 
closely together throughout the semester will be selected in a competitive 
process. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2010 semester is NOVEMBER 
15th 2009.

The program is designed to encourage Mason's high-achieving undergraduate 
students to become involved in research and creative projects early in 
their academic careers, under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

A $1,000 stipend is provided to the students selected for the program. 
Students are also funded to attend several undergraduate research 
conferences or disciplinary conferences, including that of the Colonial 
Academic Alliance. Some stipends to cover materials purchased as part of 
the project are available to faculty who participate. First preference will 
be given to junior faculty.

In addition to meeting and working closely with their faculty members, 
students will meet as a group three times during the semester to discuss 
professional development issues, including preparing for graduate school, 
graduate funding, designing a poster or other professional presentation and 
writing abstracts.

Applications from all disciplines and departments are encouraged. Faculty 
members and students should collaborate and submit applications online at 
the following link:. <http://uap.gmu.edu/application.html> On this 
Undergraduate Apprenticeship website, you will also find suggestions on 
applying for an undergraduate apprenticeship program, a sample application, 
as well as the faculty and student application forms.

Please note that because of the increasingly competitive nature of the 
program in the past few semesters, the GPAs of successful student 
applicants have been significantly higher than the minimum required. 
Students are eligible to apply for a second apprenticeship, but are less 
likely to receive a renewal than in past years. Faculty members are 
eligible to mentor just one student per semester or summer through this 
program. Please note that we do not match students and faculty--students 
request that faculty mentor them on a project of their own selection. 
Summer 2010 applications will be due in mid-April.

For more information, please contact Dr. Deirdre Moloney, Director, 
Fellowships and Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program, at 703-993-2917 or 
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