Thursday, November 3, 2011

Opportunities to Get Research Experience, and a Mentor!!!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is continuing its Emerging Behavioral and Social Science Scholars Program. This competitive program offers BSOS students the opportunity to gain research experience by working with and being mentored by a faculty member.

The first round of opportunities will be for the Spring 2012 semester. Students who are selected for research positions will receive a $1500 stipend for working 10 hours per week during the 15 week semester term. If accepted, participation in this program provides ample benefits beyond the stipend. These include direct access to faculty, significant exposure to research, valuable resume lines, potential letter writers for graduate school or post-graduate employment, and perhaps presentation and publication opportunities.

There are minimum requirements of any students who work in this program. Students selected for the program will (1) have completed between 30 and 60 credit hours when beginning the assignment, (2) have GPAs of 3.5 or higher, and, (3) not be declared majors in a college other than BSOS. Additional skills and/or requirements are subject to faculty discretion.

To review the specific opportunities available, please visit the BSOS Undergraduate Research Opportunities Website: www.ugresopps.bsos.umd.edu Here you will find research opportunities available to BSOS majors, some of which are specifically part of Emerging Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholars Program (opportunities part of this program are labeled as such).

The deadline to apply for Spring 2012 positions is November 14, 2011, and applications are submitted directly to the faculty leading the project. Please direct any questions about the specific project to the faculty managing it (listed under "contact information" on the website). For general inquires about the Emerging Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Jean McGloin (jmcgloin@umd.edu).