Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Research Scholars

Undergraduate Research Scholars are engaging in research all over the TTU-TTUHSC campuses, working with faculty mentors who want to make a difference. And help our Honors students make a difference as well.

Professor and student: please collaborate on this application. All student applicants must be members in good standing of the Honors College.

Applications deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Steps involved in this application process are as follows:

  • Please fill out the student portion of the application then hit submit.
  • A link will then be sent to your mentor to access their portion of the application.
  • After your Mentor submits your application when finished, Lori Lightfoot receives the whole application.

URS Application


  • Prospective Scholars must be enrolled and in good standing with the Honors College.
  • Students are expected to find a faculty mentor with whom to perform research. The URS coordinator is available for help in finding a mentor.
  • Students from any discipline are eligible to apply to the URS program. Any full-time TTU or TTUHSC faculty member is eligible to be a mentor.
  • Scholars and faculty mentor must be on the Lubbock campuses for both the fall and spring semesters.
  • URS is a two-semester, or longer, commitment. The program begins in August and culminates in the spring with a mandatory presentation in the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference.


  • Scholars earn an hourly stipend of $8.00 an hour, for no more than 15 hours a week.
  • Scholars may elect to receive course credit in their home departments in lieu of payment.
  • Scholars may NOT simultaneously receive course credit and URS funding for the same research.
  • Worker’s compensation is provided in the event of a job-related injury but Scholars are not eligible for paid vacation, sick leave or other University benefits such as health insurance.
  • Scholars must submit accurate timesheets to meet payroll deadlines, A timesheet is a legal document and subject to audit. Timesheets must be submitted both online and to the URS coordinator.
  • Scholars are expected to engage in research, not routine tasks such as cleaning lab equipment or filing.