What is the Teacher-Scholar program?

A campus-wide one-semester long program that engages undergraduate student researchers in 5 hours/week of research or a creative endeavor with their mentor.

Who are Teacher-Scholar mentors?

Faculty or professional staff who collaborate with student researchers as colleagues, engaging them in their research and creative endeavors.

Who are student researchers?
  • Undergraduates with no prior research experience who are also in their 1st or 2nd year or are transfer students in their 1st year

When do they participate?
  • Fall, Spring or Summer

How often can they participate?
  • Only once

What is the time commitment?
  • 5h/week – one semester

Do students get a stipend?
  • Yes, $750 dollars

When are the deadlines to apply?
  • Fall (5th Monday of the semester)
  • Spring (4th Monday of the semester)
  • Summer (4th Monday of April)

Student Success Stories

“I could not have obtained the same knowledge or experiences in the same way if I would not have had the enlightening opportunity of participating in the Teacher-Scholar Program. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and I would definitely participate in the program again if I could!”

- Lauren Szymczak, 2020 TS Student Researcher

Have questions? Contact Us

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Ball State University
West Quad (WQ) 100C
2000 W University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306