In an effort to integrate Gallatin undergraduate students into the practice of scholarly research, as well as provide research assistance for Gallatin faculty, the Gallatin School launched an initiative called the Gallatin Research Scholars program in the 2008-2009 academic year. The basic idea is simple: each fall, a number of students will be selected by an equal number of full-time faculty to work as research project assistants for a year. For this work students will be paid; for their assistance faculty agree to engage the student in meaningful research and help the student build research skills.
Faculty may pick any undergraduate student from the Gallatin school to work with them as a Gallatin Research Scholar (GRS), although the student must remain enrolled in school during the course of their participation. The students will be paid an hourly wage and will be expected to work, on average, no more than eight hours a week for forty weeks or two semesters. The selected GRS can expect to earn approximately $4,000 for this work over the academic year.
Students may not apply directly to this program, however, interested students should inquire with full-time Gallatin faculty to see if that faculty intends to apply for a Gallatin Research Scholar funded under this program.