Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

REAP is an apprenticeship experience designed for highly motivated, first-year students in the Honors Program. The REAP experience will provide a fast-track for talented students, enabling them to explore topics of interest, prepare for advanced work in their field, and develop a close academic and professional relationship with a faculty member.

Celi

Chris Celi, Economics & Philosophy

To be considered for the Hamel Center’s REAP program, students must first be nominated by the instructor of one of their Honors courses.Instructors should submit an Honors Course Instructor Nomination to the Hamel Center no later than one month before the application deadline. Student applicants must meet with the Hamel Center director no later than one month before the application deadline.

REAP students spend 10 weeks during the summer working with a faculty mentor. They explore topics of interest, develop a foundation of knowledge in their field of study, and learn more about the approaches, theories, methodologies, and techniques employed by faculty in their own work. See the REAP Application Guidelines for a list of possible project activities.

Students accepted into the REAP program are awarded a $3,500 fellowship for 10 weeks of full-time summer work, and up to $600 for expenses associated with the project.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2015 for summer 2015 (Honors Course Instructor Nomination due by February 27, 2015)

Applications must be submitted to the Hamel Center office (Hood House 209) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date above.

Note:  Students planning to apply for REAP must meet with the Hamel Center director, Paul Tsang (paul.tsang@unh.edu), before preparing their application―no later than February 27, 2015Applications submitted by students who have not met with Dr. Tsang will not be accepted.

If the Honors course instructor nominating the student will not be the REAP project mentor, the student should complete the Student Resume form and bring it to the Hamel Center for assistance in identifying a faculty mentor.

Application

Read the Application Guidelines and Budget Instructions before completing the application forms.

Application Guidelines (complete instructions for the REAP application)
Application Checklist (listing all components of the REAP application)
Application Cover Sheet (to be completed by the student applicant – fillable online)
Apprenticeship Proposal (to be completed by the faculty mentor)
Budget Instructions and Budget Form (to be completed by the faculty mentor – fillable online) 
Applicant Statement of Interest (to be completed by the student applicant)
UNH Faculty Recommendation (for the faculty mentor or a second UNH faculty member to complete and submit with the REAP application in a sealed envelope – see Application Guidelines)