COVID-19 UPDATE: 1) The AY2020-21 REAP application deadline below will be contingent on the University’s mode of operation at the time of application, and also on the University’s phased approach to research activities as determined by the Senior Vice Provost for Research (SVPR). When preparing applications, faculty mentors and students should consult the UNH and Hamel Center websites frequently for any updates or changes. 2) Even if an application is successful, mentors and students should be prepared to modify their projects as needed to adhere to changing University research policies and procedures during the proposed research period. Any project’s ability to go forward will be dependent on the University’s mode of operation and the SVPR’s guidelines for research at any time during the research period.
REAP is an apprenticeship experience open to highly motivated, first-year students in the Honors Program who meet the eligibility requirements below. 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.
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 stipend, and up to $600 for expenses associated with the project.
To be considered for the Hamel Center’s REAP program, students must be enrolled in the University Honors Program at the start of fall semester; must have completed at least one full semester (fall) of an Honors course at the time of application; must have a minimum UNH GPA of 3.0 at the end of fall semester (minimum cumulative UNH GPA of 3.2 by the end of spring semester); and must be nominated by the instructor of one of their completed fall semester 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.
March 29, 2021 for summer 2021* (Honors Course Instructor Nomination due by February 26, 2021)
Applications must be submitted to the Hamel Center office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date above.
DURING YELLOW OR ORANGE MODE OF OPERATIONS:
- Students with a valid Wildcat Pass (i.e., students who are on campus and testing weekly) should submit their applications in person to the Hamel Center office. Given limited photocopying resources on campus at present, students may submit just one (1) original application -- no additional copies will be required. Optimally, applications submitted in person will be complete (application + 1 letter of recommendation). If faculty recommenders are not available on campus to provide a physical/sealed letter, they may submit letters of recommendation electronically via our general mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org Letters of recommendation should be on department letterhead and must include the required cover sheet.
- Students without a valid Wildcat Pass (i.e., students who are 100% remote and not testing weekly, or students in COVID quarantine/isolation at the time of application) may submit their applications electronically via our general mailbox: email@example.com Faculty recommenders for these students should submit letters of recommendation electronically via our general mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org Letters of recommendation should be on department letterhead and must include the required cover sheet.
*Note: Students planning to apply for REAP must meet with the Hamel Center director, Paul Tsang (email@example.com), before preparing their application―no later than February 26, 2021. Applications 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.
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) *You will need the most recent version of Adobe Reader to complete the application cover sheet.
- 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 (student must complete and sign top portion of recommendation form; UNH faculty recommender must complete bottom portion of form and attach letter; letter must be submitted with the REAP application in a sealed envelope)