UNIVERSITY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FALL APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
DEADLINE IS AUGUST 15, 2009
Faculty members and undergraduate students have a month to prepare and
submit their applications for the Fall 2009 Undergraduate Faculty-Student
Up to 18 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 Fall semester is *AUGUST 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’ll 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
must request that a particular faculty member agree to mentor them on a
project of their own selection. Please review the student profiles and
other materials on the UAP website
For future planning purposes: Spring 2010 UAP applications will be due in
mid-November and Summer 2010 applications will be due in mid-April.
For more information, please contact Deirdre Moloney, Director,
Fellowships and Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program, at [log in to unmask]
The UAP program is now part of Mason's new Honors College and will soon be
housed in 308 Enterprise Hall. See: http://uap.gmu.edu
Director, Fellowships and Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program
George Mason University