The Spring 2014 Honors Research Assistant Program (HRAP) is now open. HRAP provides an opportunity for students to work with professors as research assistants on specific projects. The purpose of the program is to involve students in a faculty research project, and teach them how to develop research into a completed project.
THERE ARE 15 POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2014.
ONCE THEY ARE FILLED, THE HRAP PAGE WILL BE CLOSED.
Please note the guidelines:
1. Professors may hire only one student.
2.Professors may receive HRAP funding for a maximum of two consecutive semesters. After two semesters of HRAP funding the professor is not eligible to apply for additional HRAP funding for one semester. Those who received HRAP funding for the Spring and Fall 2013 semesters are not eligible to post a position until Fall 2014. You may post a position if you received funding for only one of those semesters.
3. The period for an assistantship is 10 weeks. All positions begin February 3 and end April 18.
4. Students are now required to follow payroll procedures and will be paid monthly, at the end of February, March and April. Please notify Melanie Wright if a student fails to work and we will cancel the student’s employment.
5. Student assistants are expected to work 10 hours a week for ten weeks; we have raised their stipend to $900 because they will have to pay taxes.
6. Honors College students with at least 15 hours of college credit and at least a 3.40 GPA are eligible to apply.
7. Once a professor has hired a student, please forward the student’s application to Dr. Wright immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will contact the student with payroll procedures.
Faculty: To begin using this system, email Michael Aguilar and include:
A) The title of the research project
B) You may include and icon image to complement the project. (This can be scaled down if you have a somewhat larger image.)
C) A separate PDF attachment that includes: Your name & title, your email address, a brief general description of the project, and a description of what the student will do.
Mike Aguilar will post the PDFs to the web page. Students may then view the descriptions and e-mail their application as a PDF attachment directly to the faculty member responsible for the position being considered.
Once a professor has hired a student, please forward the student’s application to Dr. Wright immediately (email@example.com) and she will contact the student with payroll procedures.
Please also inform the students you did not hire that the position is closed.