Each year, about 30 outstanding honors sophomores, juniors, or seniors are selected to work one-on-one with faculty scholars who assume both the role and title of mentor in the Honors Undergraduate Fellows program.
This unique opportunity offers mutual benefits. Students get to delve into previously unexplored academic areas, while faculty mentors can share the enjoyment of research and learning. Both are enriched by the experience and close contact. Student fellows are paid for their work and receive the designation “Honors Undergraduate Fellow” on their Ball State transcripts.
Fellowship appointments last a maximum of two semesters. The length of each fellowship depends on the nature of the proposed project. At the end of the experience, both the fellow and the mentor are asked to submit an evaluation of the program.
Currently student fellows will earn $1,080 for 150 hours of work each semester (10 hours per week for 15 weeks). With justification, applicants may request an additional $300 in expenses as part of their initial application to the program. Approved expenses will be funded only by reimbursing the fellow or the mentor's academic department, and the expenses should be itemized when they are incurred.
Please review the eligibility criteria and accountability information for student fellows, faculty mentors, and fellowship proposals.
Application materials are due in March. Download the undergraduate fellowship application form (PDF) or pick up an application at the Honors College offices in the Ball Honors House.
Students or faculty members interested in the Honors Undergraduate Fellows program should contact James S. Ruebel, dean of the Honors College.
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