Texas Tech University

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.

 URS 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.


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