Sophomore/Junior Monroe Scholars each receive a stipend of $3,000 in order to devote of 7 full-time weeks to a summer research project. The project does not have to be in the area of your major, though you must have sufficient academic preparation to carry out the research. You are expected to produce a final project at the end of the summer, but you can continue your research through independent study or Honors program courses in the fall following the research.
How to apply for a Sophomore/Junior Monroe Grant
The application process is entirely online. (Make sure you select "Sophomore/Junior Monroe Grant from the application drop-down menu.) The application components will consist of a project proposal, personal statement, unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation from your project advisor. All components of the application are due by the deadline, which is typically early in the spring semester.
- If you are working with human subjects in anyway, IRB approval is required before your project can receive funding.