What is a Teacher-Scholar?

Teacher-Scholars collaborate with students as colleagues, engaging students in their research and creative endeavors.

About the Teacher-Scholar Program

The program will provide undergraduates in their 1st and 2nd year, and transfer students in their first year the opportunity to be engaged in research or a creative project with a mentor.

  • Each student will receive a $750 stipend for a semester-long committment of five hours per week in the fall, spring, or summer
  • The mentor receives $250 in their Research Incentive Account (RIA) that can be used in support of travel, supplies, and professional development
  • Some projects can be done remotely and can be undertaken by on-campus and off-campus students
  • Students are eligible to participate in the program for a single semester
  • Click here for a flyer on the program

Click here to view the current Mentor Summaries

Students – you may find it helpful to use the “find” function and search for key terms (for example, you might be in a degree program in College of Communication, Information, and Media and there may be a mentor doing research involving cameras in a field you are not expecting, for example, biology). You can select a mentor outside of your degree area. Look at the expected skill-sets – many times, you will see the mentors are interested in working with someone that has your skills, even if they are not in your degree area. 

Mentor Workshops

Stay tuned for announcements on mentor workshops.

  • Learn about the mentors and the projects in the Mentor Summaries, linked above
  • Choose one mentor from the list (only one!) to discuss projects and mentorship. A sample email for applicants can be found here.
  • Submit the following - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline:
  • You will be notified via email - so check your email regularly!
  • You must let us know you accept the offer within 2 weeks of the notification. Otherwise, the offer may be extended to an alternate.
 

If you have questions about the Teacher-Scholar Program, please contact Dr. Susan McDowell, Vice Provost for Research, and copy Mrs. Sharon Hahn.


We welcome you to apply to be a mentor within the Teacher-Scholar Program - 

Goals:

  • To support your research and creative endeavors 
  • To provide the opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain experience and to build a professional network as a collaborator
  • To reach students who may not have an opportunity to engage in this kind of experience (e.g. First-generation students)

Mentor eligibility

Faculty or staff member willing to:

  • commit to working with an undergraduate student for a semester on an on-going research or creative project within your scholarly agenda in-person or remotely
    • in the fall, spring, or summer
  • meet one-on-one remotely and/or in-person 1 hour a week (student commits to a total of 5 hours a week on the project)
  • collaborate on a project that advances your scholarly agenda with clear expectations and outcomes that are achievable within this time commitment

Submit the following - Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline:

If you have questions about the Teacher-Scholar Program, please contact Dr. Susan McDowell, Vice Provost for Research, and copy Mrs. Sharon Hahn.