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Investigative Studies Research Fellowship

The goal of the Student Research Fellowship Program is to encourage undergraduate student-faculty collaboration in investigative studies. Research Fellowships are designed to support students during the academic year so that they may work with a faculty member on a project of mutual interest. Student Research Fellowship recipients receive up to $1,000 in taxable hourly pay. The program is open to all undergraduate full-time students at Marietta College. Student application proposals will be evaluated on a competitive basis by members of the Honors & Investigative Studies Committee. While the quality of the projects is the most important criterion for funding, projects that have a strong chance of resulting in a publication, performance, or professional presentation will receive higher rankings by the Committee.


Up to three Research Fellowships of up to $1,000 each will be announced within two weeks after the application due date. The Fellowship is awarded in taxable hourly pay at $9.50 per hour.

Student Application Criteria

  • Open to undergraduate full-time students
  • Mentorship by a Marietta College faculty member who will fill out a Faculty Mentor Reference Form*
  • An electronic version of the Research Fellowship Proposal Application*

*submit via email to Dr. Suzanne Parsons (

The following are requirements for students receiving a Research Fellowship:

  • Attend a meeting regarding Fellowship instructions and contract signing during the semester before the fellowship
  • Complete the approved research project under the direction of his/her faculty adviser
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with his/her faculty adviser
  • Complete timecards to be approved by the faculty adviser and Program Director every two weeks during the semester
  • Present his/her research at All Scholars Day during the same or following academic year of the fellowship
  • Perform program evaluation upon completion of the program

Important Documents

Download Research Fellowship Application
Download Faculty Mentor Reference Form