► Begin by carefully reading the Research Assistant Fellowship criteria and instructions.
► Identify a faculty sponsor.
► Print out the Research Assistant Fellowship Application Instructions and bring them with you when you meet with your faculty sponsor.
► After speaking with your faculty sponsor about the project you will be working on, begin writing your fellowship application essay.
► Have your faculty sponsor review your essay.
► Ensure that your faculty sponsor completes the sponsor portion of the application.
► Begin the online application. (You, the student, should initiate this.)
► Upload your student essay *after* it has been reviewed and approved by your faculty sponsor. NOTE: Once your essay is submitted, NO REVISIONS are allowed (by you or your faculty member).
► Ensure that your faculty sponsor uploads his/her project/supervision description.
Specific deadlines vary by year, but are typically in April and October. Check with Commonwealth Honors College staff for the current schedule.
A Note About Timing
Always keep your eyes and ears open for a faculty sponsor or research proposal idea at any time.
You should begin writing your proposal and get in touch with your faculty sponsor at least a month before the deadline.
For more information on how a Research Assistant Fellowship may fit into the timeline of your academic career, see Advising Tips.