Any current Mason undergraduate students. All majors and concentrations are welcome.
Unfortunately, students are not eligible to participate in the URSP once they have graduated from Mason.
Any undergraduate research, creative, or scholarly project in which the student is contributing to original scholarly work is supported. Click HERE to read about the students and projects that have been funded in the past!
Students should meet with their potential faculty or staff mentor before completing their application to outline a reasonable project and ensure the mentor’s support of their application and proposed project. Student Application includes the following sections. SHORT COVER LETTER (500 word limit): In this section, you should write a short personal statement addressed to the Read more about How do I apply?[…]
If your application is successful and you are invited to participate in the URSP, you will be expected to commit the number of hours indicated in the table below on your project. You should coordinate with your mentor a suitable method of documenting your time during the project. URSP Options Traditional Intensive Dates Fall, Spring, Read more about What will be expected of me?[…]
Students will receive funding as indicated in the table below. Stipends are paid directly to the students during their award period. Mentor funds can be used either for purchases related to the project or for professional development. These funds are immediately available at the beginning of the semester of your award. Professional development funds must Read more about What kinds of support will I receive?[…]
Any undergraduate student who is in good academic standing may apply to work on a project as a part of the URSP. We do require that you remain in good academic standing (which means maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA) while working on the project.
Yes. Applications are reviewed by the Student Scholarly Activities committee which is comprised of faculty and students from a variety of academic units at Mason. Applications that communicate a clear vision that is understandable to a diverse range of disciplines, while also demonstrating the greatest potential for student success, will be selected.
All current Mason community members who are tenure-line faculty, term faculty, adjunct faculty, post-docs, staff, and/or graduate students are eligible to mentor a project as part of the URSP.
Your mentor will help guide you through your project proposal and should work with you on a regular basis to help guide you through your project. The mentor should treat you as a colleague and give you opportunities to understand the scholarly context of your project. Given the different models of mentorship in each discipline, Read more about What is expected of my mentor?[…]