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.

Must be a member of the Honors College to apply to the URS program

URS Application

Thank you for your interest in URS application !

Unfortunately, the application deadline has passed. Applications for Fall 2020 will open in March.


  • 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 10 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.

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