How to Find and Fund a Summer Research Fellow

Sewanee faculty, did you know...?:
  • ANY Sewanee faculty can sponsor a summer research fellow in ANY department, including the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Faculty may either directly offer a specific student a research fellowship, or a student may approach a faculty member to ask if they can be their research fellow for the summer, or a faculty sponsor may post a listing on TigerNet (ideally no later than February 1) so that students can apply for it. 
  • Funding is available to students of all class years to do an otherwise-unpaid research fellowship with Sewanee faculty; students may apply to receive $375/week for up to 8 weeks, working full time (32-40 hours/week). Most research fellowships last between 6-8 weeks; the dates/timing of the fellowship is set by the faculty sponsor. The deadline for students to apply for research assistantship funding is March 1.
  • Career & Leadership Development manages the majority of the administrative work for the research fellowships.
  • Research fellowships may take place on campus, or anywhere else in the world that Sewanee faculty are doing research (however, funding amounts remain the same). All faculty sponsors of summer research fellows receive a stipend; please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship for details.
  • Students may not take summer school courses concurrently with the research fellowship, but they may stay in the dorms at a reduced rate.
More information and FAQ about research fellowships with Sewanee faculty
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Wilson at Career & Leadership Development ( or x1736)