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Each year, the Honors Program awards fellowships to a select group of Sweet Briar students to support them in conducting independent research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. The Honors Summer Research Program is an eight-week, on-campus program that brings together students and faculty from all disciplines. The program creates a unique academic experience for participants by providing the opportunity for intensely focused research and a one-on-one working relationship with a faculty mentor — or mentors. Weekly meetings and presentations by both faculty and students highlight their ongoing research as well as research methodologies across the academic disciplines.
Students are paid for the fellowship and faculty sponsors receive a stipend.
Students interested in applying to the program should have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and should have completed at least one 200-level course relevant to the project; however, all interested students are encouraged to submit proposals.