The MERITUS Program supports highly motivated faculty-student teams for 32 weeks of multidisciplinary, hands-on research. Each team prepares a project proposal packet that includes a project description and mentoring plan. MERITUS students will also receive professional development through workshops spaced throughout the academic year. The aim of the program is to encourage students to gain valuable professional skills through immersion in research projects enabling them to acquire a deeper understanding of their chosen discipline.
The MERITUS program is funded jointly by the UTEP Vice President for Student Affairs and COURI.
All UTEP undergraduate students, regardless of citizenship status are eligible to apply.
To qualify, students must
NOTE: Faculty mentors must have a full-time teaching and/or research appointment.
Students will receive an hourly rate of $9.66 per hour for 15 hours per week over the course of the program (480 hours total). All student awardees will have to commit to certain requirements including, but not limited to: