Make an impact with your research! You will work with a nonprofit partner and faculty mentor to develop a research project that explores critical social issues, which will inform and guide positive social change. Research methods can vary by discipline.
There are 2 fellowship periods each year:
Academic year (2020-2021): $2,000 stipend ($1,000 per semester). Fellows spend 5-10 hours per week engaged in research-related activities during both the fall and spring terms.
Summer (2020): $4,000 stipend. Fellows work full-time on their research.
The CRF’s mission is to provide experiential learning to students as they engage with curriculum concepts to create a socially responsible, mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources with their community partners.
The Fellowship includes a weekly seminar to discuss, reflect, and learn about community-based research methods and best practices. At the conclusion of the seminar, fellows will be expected to produce a final report, a deliverable product for the community partner, and a final presentation to the larger University and Pittsburgh communities.
Who Can Apply?
Full-time, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from any of Pitt's undergraduate schools or majors at the Oakland campus. (Students graduating in December cannot apply for the Academic Year Award).
Fellows are selected based on the quality and feasibility of their research proposal, their commitment to positive social change, their academic record and the strength of their faculty mentor and community partnership letters, referencing prior research and community engagement/volunteering experience.
How to Apply
Students must apply according the instructions via the “Application Instructions” link below. All application materials must be received by the date listed below. All applicants will be notified by the UHC within roughly 30 days of the application deadline.
Required materials include (Detailed explanations can be found via the link above, and in the online application itself, linked below.):
- Project proposal
- Statement of Interest
- Faculty Mentor Letter of Support
- Community Partner Letter of Support
It is the applicant’s responsibility to include all materials mentioned above as a complete application package. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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- (Application Closed) Deadline: Feb 1, 2020, 11:59pm
- Deadline Postponed