Each summer, Marymount University’s DISCOVER Research Program awards student research fellowships to 10-15 Marymount students. These fellowships, available to both undergraduate and graduate students, provide a $1500 award for students to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on a research project or creative endeavor related to the faculty mentor’s scholarly agenda. Students are selected for this award through a competitive process.
At this point in time, we assume The Student Research Fellowship program will occur primarily through remote mentorship and collaboration. Decisions about whether any projects will include an on-campus component will be made on an individual basis and as pandemic conditions allow. We encourage students to apply. It promises to be a very positive learning experience.
This 6.5-week program begins May 17, 2021 and ends June 30, 2021. In addition to the research activities, Fellows participate in weekly community building, educational, and information sharing sessions created specifically for the Fellows program. Students are expected to dedicate 12-15 hours weekly to the Fellowship during these 6.5 weeks.
Student applications for summer 2021 are open now and will close on April 12, 2021.
How do you find a faculty mentor and project?
Students interested in this fellowship opportunity should go to the 2021 Database of Faculty Summer Research Projects to review the list of diverse projects available for summer 2021. Students can apply for up to three different Fellowship projects. No more than one fellowship per student will be awarded.
To be eligible for a Summer Research Program Fellowship, a student must be in good academic standing. Students who will graduate in August of the same year as the fellowship are not eligible.
To access the 2021 Summer Research Fellowship application form, click here. The application form includes questions in two areas: 1) Why are you a good fit for the specific project? What experiences or knowledge do you bring that would be beneficial? and 2) What are your professional aspirations? How does this project fit with your career goals?
2021 Summer Research Fellowship applications are due April 12, 2021. Between April 19 and April 23, faculty mentors may contact applicants for an interview. Fellowship decisions will be announced by May 5, 2021.