UNIVERSITY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM SUMMER APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2010
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 Summer term is *APRIL 15, 2010*.
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
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
For future planning purposes: Fall 2010 UAP applications will be due in
For more information, please contact Deirdre Moloney, Director, Fellowships
and Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program, at [log in to unmask]
The UAP program is part of Mason's Honors College in Enterprise Hall. See: