A student may enter the TURC program as a co-investigator working on a faculty member’s research project or with a mentored independent research project. For those entering as co-investigators it is expected that the student will develop the research skills necessary for the development of a mentored independent research project to form the basis of a future TURC application. The selection of a TURC co-investigator is streamlined and requires a faculty request describing the student’s role and a commitment to mentoring the student’s development as a researcher. The student submits a transcript and a statement of commitment to the project.
In the case of student designed projects, application begins with the identification of a project and a Mentor. The mentored development of a thorough project proposal is the critical second step. This proposal, along with a completed application and transcript complete the student’s documentation for application. The Mentor adds input to the process by providing a recommendation regarding the student’s project and the student’s promise for effective completion. All application material may be emailed to the A&S TURC Director, Danielle Macdonald.
Student Application Form
Applications will be considered at any time. Any requests for student summer financial support must be submitted by April 15. Summer financial support is limited to students who have participated in TURC for at least one semester prior to application for summer financial support. Applications for summer participation without financial support are acceptable any time through April 15 and do not require prior participation.
Arts & Sciences TURC Admissions Committee
The Arts & Sciences TURC Admissions Committee is chaired by the Director of the A&S TURC Program and includes several faculty members, a student representative, and the University Associate Director of the TURC Program. Faculty members include representatives from A&S departments that have an active interest in TURC. This Committee screens applications from the College of Arts and Sciences and makes recommendations to the University TURC Admissions Committee.