Support for Faculty

Faculty wishing to engage students as partners in their research or creative projects can apply for funding to support students during summer or winter break. In order to receive this funding, faculty members must commit to carefully mentor students during this time, so that students develop the capacity for independent research. The collaboration should enable the student to make an original contribution to the faculty member’s research or creative project. Such projects should also involve regular, substantive faculty-student contact.

Beginning summer 2019, the student stipend rate is $470 per week for full time work (up to ten weeks in summer or three weeks in winter break), or a comparable $11.75 hourly rate for part time work.

Student Research Partner Stipends

  • For projects in the Humanities, apply for Student Research Partners supported by the Humanities Center.
  • For projects in STEM, apply for Faculty/Student Research Awards in Math and Science supported by the Towsley Endowment.
  • Student Research Partners supported by the Dean of the College Office. Projects in Humanities (including Arts and Social Sciences) and projects in STEM should apply to one of the two above funds before applying to the DOC. DOC applications are considered on a rolling basis.
  • Laurence and Lucille Wu Family Endowed fund for Faculty/Student Collaborative Study Projects. This fund can support one or two study/research projects of faculty and students. It would be particularly appropriate for projects that involve travel together. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
  • Faculty Stipend for mentoring summer undergraduate research. Faculty are eligible for a stipend if they will spend significant time supervising student research and will not receive a stipend or salary from grants or other sources. Faculty mentoring part-time SRPs (fewer than 10 Weeks of full-time work) will receive a $1,200 stipend and faculty mentoring full-time SRPs (10 weeks or more of full-time work) will receive a $2,000 stipend. Note that regardless of how many students are being supervised, only one stipend per individual faculty member will be awarded. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.