Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) Awards

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What is 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.

To be considered for the Hamel Center’s REAP program, students must first be nominated by the instructor of one of their Honors courses. 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.

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.