Summer Fellowship Requirements


8-Week Summer Research Fellowships

Student receives hourly pay for up to 8 x 35 hours per week (280 total hours).  Usually this work is completed over a total of 8 consecutive weeks on campus. Students living on campus are required to pay directly for their for campus housing (i.e. the housing payment cannot simply be deducted from the paychecks).

Expectations:

  • Student must work full time for 8 weeks (or on an alternate schedule that adds up to the same number of hours) over the summer.  The number of hours and the daily schedule will be determined by your research advisor and will differ from project to project.  Be sure to ask about the schedule when meeting to discuss the project.
  • Student must meet regularly – in person or via teleconference (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.) – with the faculty sponsor during the summer.
  • Student must present the results of the summer project in the summer seminar series, in a special poster session to be scheduled at Homecoming/Family Weekend in the fall, or at the Steinmetz Symposium.  Selection of an appropriate presentation venue will be made by the research advisor in consultation with the student.
  • Student must write a final paper summarizing the summer project, in a format approved by the faculty sponsor.  Please see “What do I do when my Summer Resaerch has concluded?” for further details on this procedure.
  • Student must complete a survey about the summer research experience.
  • Student must submit information about the project for the Undergraduate Research portion of the Union College web site, in the format specified by the Director of Undergraduate Research.

6-Week Summer Research Fellowships

Student receives hourly pay for up to 6 x 35 hours per week (210 total hours).  Usually this work is completed over a total of 6 consecutive weeks on campus. Students living on campus are required to pay directly for their for campus housing (i.e. the housing payment cannot simply be deducted from the paychecks).

Expectations:

  • Student must work full time for 6 weeks (or on an alternate schedule that adds up to the same number of hours) over the summer.  The number of hours and the daily schedule will be determined by your research advisor and will differ from project to project.  Be sure to ask about the schedule when meeting to discuss the project.
  • Student must meet regularly – in person or via teleconference (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)– with the faculty sponsor during the summer.
  • Student must present the results of the summer project in the summer seminar series, in a special poster session to be scheduled at Homecoming/Family Weekend in the fall, or at the Steinmetz Symposium.  Selection of an appropriate presentation venue will be made by the research advisor in consultation with the student.
  • Student must write a final paper summarizing the summer project, in a format approved by the faculty sponsor.  Please see “
  • What do I do when my Summer Resaerch has concluded?” for further details on this procedure.
  • Student must complete a survey about the summer research experience.
  • Student must submit information about the project for the Undergraduate Research portion of the Union College web site, in the format specified by the Director of Undergraduate Research.

4-Week Summer Research Fellowships

Student receives hourly pay for up to 4 x 35 hours per week (140 total hours).  Usually this work is completed over a total of 4 consecutive weeks on campus. Students living on campus are required to pay directly for their for campus housing (i.e. the housing payment cannot simply be deducted from the paychecks).

Expectations:

  • Student must work full time for 4 weeks (or on an alternate schedule that adds up to the same number of hours) over the summer.  The number of hours and the daily schedule will be determined by your research advisor and will differ from project to project.  Be sure to ask about the schedule when meeting to discuss the project.
  • Student must meet regularly – in person or via teleconference (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.)– with the faculty sponsor during the research time.
  • Students may be asked to discuss their project during the summer seminar series.
  • Student must write a final paper summarizing the summer project, in a format approved by the faculty sponsor.  The student’s last paycheck will be withheld until this report is submitted.  Please see “What do I do when my Summer Resaerch has concluded?”  for further details on this procedure.
  • Student must complete a survey about the summer research experience.
  • Student must submit information about the project for the Undergraduate Research portion of the Union College web site, in the format specified by the Director of Undergraduate Research.
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