Application Form


This form allows you to enter all the necessary information to apply for the Mentored Experiences in Research, Inquiry and creaTivity for Undergraduate Scholars (MERITUS) for the upcoming academic year.
You must complete the form in its entirety in order to submit.

Links are  provided to upload your personal statement and transcript, as well as the project description and mentoring plan. Please refer to the Request for Applications Guidelines to prepare these documents.
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Upload the required documents as indicated

Proposed Research Project Information

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Which project theme does yours belong to *
A. Does your project involve animal subjects or human subjects (surveys/focus groups/interviews)? *
If yes, your project likely requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval. Discuss this with your mentor and answer questions A.1, and A.1.a or A.1.b as applicable.
A.1 Has the project received IRB or IACUC approval?

Research Advisor Information
NOTE: Must have a full-time faculty appointment

Student Personal Information

I am a *
Answering the questions below about race, ethnicity and national origin (if international) is optional. Information collected, however, will be used for important statistics relevant to grant applications in which individual identities will not be revealed. Your cooperation is highly appreciated
Race (select all that apply)

Student Academic Information

Are you a transfer student? *
Have you changed your major? *
Please list your previous major(s) starting with most recent * 🛈
Have you conducted mentored research in the past? *
Please list each faculty mentor you have conducted research with * 🛈

Student Finances

Do you currently have an on-campus job? *
Does it pay you to do research?
Do you currently have a scholarship or fellowship? *
Does it pay you to do research?
Please list the name(s) of the Scholarship or Fellowship and contact person's email 🛈
Have you applied for or currently receive financial support to conduct research? (e.g. stipend, RISE program, etc.) * 🛈
Please list the name(s) of the program 🛈
Please indicate if you have any additional commitments that may prevent you from working 15 hours a week on a project. 🛈

Important Note:

If you were to be accepted into the COURI MERITUS Program, you are expected to
  • commit to at least 15 hrs/week for 16 weeks during each fall/spring semester,
  • research related activities including attendance of professional development workshops,
  • be enrolled at least 12 semester credit hours (SCH) each term and
  • in your mentor's Zero-Credit Undergraduate Research Course (RSRC 4033).

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How did you hear about MERITUS?
Informed Consent: Click here if you would allow COURI permission to utilize your personal statements for future research projects. Note: This does not impact your eligibility/selection for the program. *
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