Proposals for a small number of Hamilton Scholars for the summer are being accepted. The deadline is Friday, April 15. Awards for the Hamilton Scholars program are matched by the university (financial aid) making $4,000 available for the summer if the student is working full-time (40 hours/week; for 10 weeks; at $12/hour).
Further information on the parameters of this requirement can be found on the Undergraduate Research website: http://www.smu.edu/UndergradResearch/Programs/SRA
In particular, note the guidelines for Summer Research Assistants.
The deadline for Hamilton Scholar Proposals for any 2016-17 semester or academic year is Friday, August 26, 2016.
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—summer, one semester, two semesters. Please also include the student’s ID number and best contact telephone number. Academic year Hamilton Awards can be matched by University Awards making $3,000/academic year available or $1,500/semester. Normally students are paid at the rate of $10/hour and hence can work up to 150 hours/semester.
For more information on the Hamilton Scholars program see the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute website: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Hamilton
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 expenses. The Hamilton funds have also been supporting travel to professional meetings for Hamilton Scholar students who wish to present their work at a national forum or who might need to travel for research.
Applications for such awards are on a case by case basis.