To be eligible to participate in the program, a student must be a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree at the time of proposal submission. For summer proposals, the student must also be enrolled full-time pursuing a degree during the following fall semester.

Students who are eligible to participate must also satisfy one of the following criteria:

  1. Be in good standing in the Honors Program
  2. Have a 3.5 GPA or above (based on at least 60 semester hours of which 30 must be earned at UE). These hour requirements must be satisfied before the beginning of the project.
  3. Recipient of an academic scholarship (trustee, president, or faculty)
  4. Recommended by consensus of an academic department or school. The consensus must be verified in writing from the department chair or dean.

A student may be concurrently enrolled in only one regular course (five semester hours or less) while doing research on a stipend in the summer.

Criteria for Evaluating Grants

The project must be shown to contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the discipline, its originality and potential for publication, presentation or exhibition.