The UHC provides these research programs in the fall and spring terms. Undergraduate students who are interested should choose between the following:
Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Fellowships
The Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Fellowship supports student involvement in independent research under the direction of a faculty mentor. Up to ten $800 fellowships, administered by the University Honors College (UHC), are offered to encourage the enrichment of the students' experience in defining objectives and selecting methodologies appropriate to original research in their chosen field of study. The fellowships are available for one term, either fall or spring.
THINK Research Fellowships
(Transdisciplinary Honors Inquiries in New Knowledge) These Fellowships support University of Pittsburgh undergraduates who conduct an independent research project, participate in an interdisciplinary weekly seminar in which Fellows present and discuss their projects, and attend a series of faculty talks, workshops, and panel discussions. The fellowship awards a stipend of $1000; in addition, it requires students to register for 1 credit of research.
Community-Based Research Fellowships
These fellowships support University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students while they are conducting community-based research projects. Research projects must investigate an issue in the local community. The Fellowship awards a stipend of $800 for a semester. It also requires the Fellows to participate in bi-weekly interdisciplinary seminars during the semester in which Fellows report on their research progress and reflect on how different disciplines enact social change. Fellows must also prepare a final report for the University Honors College, their faculty mentor, and community partner that details their research efforts and their findings.
Mary Ellen Callahan Undergraduate Student Research Fund
This award will be given to support University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students conducting independent research projects in the social sciences. This work is separate from the Brackenridge Research Program, but can involve work on a BPhil thesis, and it can take place any time of the year including the summer months.