Undergraduate Research Scholars
The URS application for
Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 is now OPEN.
Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) are engaging in research all over the TTU-TTUHSC campuses, working with faculty mentors to help make a difference!
- Follow the link below to fill out the URS student application form
- Email the URS Mentor application form link to your intended mentor to complete your URS application. This link is found in your application confirmation message.
- You will receive an email concerning your application status 1-2 weeks after your mentor completes the application.
- Applicant must be a member of the Honors College to apply to the URS program.
- 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 Director 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.
- URS is a two-semester, or longer, commitment. The program begins September 1 and culminates in the spring with a mandatory presentation in the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference.
- Students may research during academic breaks and summer semesters with approval from URS Director
- Scholars earn an hourly stipend of $8.00 an hour, for no more than 10 hours a week.
- Scholars may elect to receive academic course credit in their home departments in lieu of payment with approval from their major advisor.
- Scholars also have the opportunity to receive Honors credit for URS research.
- Scholars may NOT simultaneously receive course credit, Honors credit and 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.