THINK Research Fellowship (Application Deadline: May 13th)

May 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
THINK Poster

This Fellowship aims to:

  • Provide students an opportunity to intellectually engage with a variety of subjects across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.
  • Facilitate topical, conceptual, and even abstract connections across disciplines.
  • Promote critical thinking about different forms of research, scholarship, and creativity, and about research methods.
  • Develop students’ ability to communicate to a broad audience.
  • Increase students’ awareness of research funding structures and processes.

The Fellowship supports University of Pittsburgh undergraduates who conduct an independent research project, participate in an interdisciplinary weekly seminar in which Fellows present and discuss their projects, and attend a series of faculty talks, workshops, and panel discussions. The fellowship awards a stipend of $1000; in addition, it requires students to register for 1 credit of research. Please note that if the 1 credit pushes a fellowship winner over 18 credits, with special permission the Fellow may register for this credit in a later term.

Awards will be divided evenly among arts/humanities, natural sciences/professional schools, and social sciences disciplines. The student Fellows must be able to attend a weekly student seminar (Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45AM OR Fridays, 4:00-5:15PM). In addition, all of the Fellows are expected to attend the Honors College's Friday Faculty Talks and events (2:00 - 2:50 p.m.). While a small number of faculty will be pre-selected to speak, THINK Fellows will have an opportunity to invite speakers for talks, workshops, or even interviews (Students who are unable to attend these sessions because of a schedule conflict will not necessarily be eliminated from consideration, though they are strongly encouraged to make room for them in their schedule, if possible; if this is not possible, they will be offered an alternative way to make up for missing the talks.)

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