Diamond Research Scholars Program
Application deadline: February 16, 2015
The Diamond Research Scholars Program provides Temple undergraduates the opportunity to engage in a focused, mentored research or creative arts project during the summer and fall. The program requires that students participate in the two-day Undergraduate Research Institute, devote ten weeks during the summer to develop a research project in their area of interest under the direction of their faculty mentor, and complete the project during the fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course.
- Current full-time undergraduates from all Temple schools and colleges
- Minimum 3.25 cumulative gpa
- Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
- Full-time enrollment at least during the Fall, if not Fall and Spring, of the academic year following the summer research experience
- Attendance at the required two-day Undergraduate Research Institute in mid-May
- Have identified a full-time Temple faculty member who has agreed to serve as their faculty mentor for the entire length of the program
- Ability to devote full-time work on the research/creative project during the 10 week summer program (no additional job, internship or summer coursework is permitted)
Undergraduate Research Institute Activities
- Overview of the Diamond Research Scholars program
- Introduce students to research methods and design
- Developing the research question
- Research seminars with experts in the field
- Work with mentor in establishing a timeline and expectations for the project
General Timeline for Project – Summer/Fall
- Focus on project for 10 weeks (roughly mid-May to Aug. 1)
- Preliminary Presentation on project in late July or early August
- Register for a 1-3 credit independent study/research course during fall semester
- Fall update meeting
- Final papers/projects are due to mentors by December. Revised, polished versions are to be submitted to TURF-CreWS.
- Gather in December with mentors for a celebratory reception
- Diamond Research Scholars receive a $4000 stipend for the 10 week summer program
Information for faculty mentors can be found here
. All applicants should share this information with proposed mentors and recommenders.
How To Apply
The online application is linked below. Applicants will typically be notified of their status by mid-March
Diamond Research Scholars application
Students are expected to present their project at various events both formal and informal throughout the year. Revised versions of the completed work shall be submitted for the spring semester Temple Undergraduate Research Forum-Creative Works Symposium (TURF-CreWS). Students should strive to publish their research papers, or present their creative works in a public forum.
If you have questions, please contact:
Assistant Vice Provost
500 Conwell Hall