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First-year Monroe Scholar Research

First-year Monroe Scholars may apply for funding to undertake three-week research projects. Research does not have to be conducted in the student's major. Students will be guided by a faculty mentor from a discipline relevant to their chosen research topic. Oftentimes, these projects extend or build on topics first-years studied in their first year classes, or are part of ongoing research conducted in a faculty mentor's lab.

When first-years become Sophomore/Junior Monroe Scholars, they are guaranteed funding for a seven-week research project.

The Monroe Scholars Program provides stipends of $1,000 to approximately 50 first-year Scholars. The stipend funds 120 hours (three full weeks) of time over the summer. If your project is selected for a grant, you will

  1. Spend a minimum of three full weeks on your research
  2. Present your work during the Charles Center-sponsored Undergraduate Research Month.