Dear Dedman Faculty:
I am pleased to announce that the Hamilton Scholars Program (supporting
Undergraduate Research Assistants) has been graciously funded for another year
by Dan Hamilton and Diane Buford, the children of Jack and Jane Hamilton. They
have attended the reception for the past three years and are very impressed by
the collaborative research on this campus that engages faculty with
I am now accepting proposals for a small number (up to 3) of Hamilton Scholars
for the summer (Deadline May 3). Awards for the Hamilton Scholars program are
matched by the university (financial aid) making $4000 available for the summer
if the student is working full-time (40 hours/week; for 10 weeks; at $10/hour).
Further information on the parameters of this requirement can be found on the
Undergraduate Research website (http://smu.edu/ugradresearch), [smu.edu] Look
particularly for the guidelines for summer research assistants.
The deadline for Hamilton Scholar Proposals for AY2013-14 is AUGUST 30, 2013.
All Hamilton Scholar proposals (maximum length 2 pages) should identify the
student and the student’s background and contain a brief description of the
project the student will be working on as well as the time frame–one semester,
two semesters. Academic year Hamilton Awards can be matched by University
Awards making $3000/semester available. Normally students are paid at the rate
of $10/hour and hence can work up to 300 hours/semester. (For more information
on the Hamilton Scholars program see the Dedman College Interdisciplinary
Institute website: www.smu.edu/dedman/dcii).
Please note that all projects involving Hamilton Scholars must be meaningful
research and learning experiences for the students involved, but they also
should help faculty members to advance their research. The funds should be used
to compensate the student but budgets can include up to $200 for research
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Caroline B. Brettell
Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director
Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275-0336