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Honors College Fellowships: Welcome

Honors College Fellowships

An Honors College Student Fellowship is a $1,500 grant given to a Commonwealth Honors student for pre-approved scholarly engagement that is overseen and guided by a mentor. Each fellowship must have a reading component, a writing component, and a speaking component. The student is expected to invest about 100 hours of focused effort. A single fellowship can be spread across twelve consecutive months, but cannot exceed. 

Please note: Students can only receive one (1) Honors College Student Fellowship.


The $1,500 grant is applied to a student's financial account. Typically, half of the award ($750) is disbursed at the start of the fellowship, with the second ($750) disbursed when the student satisfactorily completes the Final Presentation (15 minutes).

How to apply:

  1. Faculty mentor and student have already found each other: fill out the Faculty Mentor and Student Fellowship Application together and submit by September 24, 2021
  2. Faculty mentor has a project but needs help finding a qualified student: fill out the Faculty Mentor without a Student Application and submit by September 24, 2021.  Honors students will be notified about the opportunity.
  3. Student wants a Fellowship, but needs help finding a faculty mentor: fill out the Student without a Faculty Mentor Application and the Fellowship team will help to identify a faculty mentor with an appropriate project

Submit applications and any questions to

Note: Presentations will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00PM-7:30PM. 4 presenters (max) at each Fellowship Group Presentation. A Zoom link will be given to you once your presentation date is confirmed. Use the Fellowship Presentation sign-up link below when ready to present. 

Faculty Research Fellowship Opportunities

*If interested, please contact the faculty member directly.  


  Faculty Mentor Contact Information Faculty Department 

Fellowship Description (Click for more information)

# of Students Needed
1 Jiabin Shen Psychology

Childhood injury prevention and rehabilitation research (opportunities all year round including summer)

2 Hsi-Wu Wong Chemical Engineering Waste Plastics Recycling 1
3 Rachel Melamed Biological Sciences Risk of cancer due to other common diseases 1
4 Zhenglun (Alan) Wei



Develop an ML-based estimation of TCPC hemodynamics using computational results as training data 1
5 Murat Inalpolat Mechanical Engineering

P1) Vibration and acoustics transmission from 3D-printed micro-lattice structures 

P2) Design and controls of an automotive drivetrain test rig.

P3) Controls and dynamic modeling of electric motors for electric vehicles

6 Christopher Carlsmith History  Editorial Intern for History of Education Quarterly 1
7 Christopher Carlsmith History

Honors Student Archives Assistant for Hellenic-American Archives Project