The goal of the semester UTRA is to support research and curriculum development projects that cannot take place during the summer. A semester UTRA would be especially attractive for students:
- who want to collaborate with faculty who are unavailable during the summer
- who cannot themselves spend the summer in Providence
- whose work must be conducted during the academic year (e.g. education or psychology projects that require school to be in session)
- whose projects are shorter term and could be completed in 120 hours (summer UTRAs are approximately 350 hours)
Applications are due by 5:00 pm on May 1 for the fall semester and on November 15 for the spring term.
Recipients of semester UTRAs are required to work on their research projects for ten hours per week over twelve weeks during the semester.
Semester Research Collaboration - $1000 student stipend
View a description of the research collaboration.
Semester Teaching Collaboration - $1000 student stipend
Students collaborate with faculty on research that precedes the creation or restructuring of a course. Note: since this grant is intended to support curricular development and innovation, the collaboration should take place prior to the semester when the course is offered. A student may also be eligible to apply for a semester teaching extension to serve as a teaching assistant for the course.
Semester Teaching Collaboration with a Teaching Assistantship Extension - $2000 student stipend
Students who collaborate with faculty on a course development UTRA may have the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for the course by applying for a semester extension. In addition to the $1000 semester stipend for curriculum development, these students receive an additional $1000 during the semester of the teaching assistantship. Note: semester extensions are not available for research collaborations.
Team Research or Teaching Collaboration - $1000 stipend per student
The team UTRA supports up to two students during the semester to work with one or more faculty on research or curriculum development.
Applicants are advised to closely review the guidelines for the Team UTRA Application.
Semester applicants must articulate why their projects cannot be completed during the summer and why it is best completed as an UTRA rather than as an independent study course (e.g. Biol 1950/60, Phys 1980, Anth 1970)
Note: by University policy, students may not receive an UTRA for work for which they are simultaneously receiving academic credit. Students may not hold an UTRA to work on an honors thesis while they are enrolled in an honors thesis, independent study or research seminar course.