How to Find and Fund a Summer Research Assistant

Sewanee faculty, did you know...?:
  • ANY Sewanee faculty can sponsor a summer research assistant in ANY department, including the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Faculty may either directly offer a specific student a research assistantship, or a student may approach a faculty member to ask if they can be their research assistant for the summer, or a faculty sponsor may post a listing on TigerNet (ideally no later than Feb. 1) so that students can apply for it. 
  • Funding is available to students of all class years to do unpaid research assistantships with Sewanee faculty; students may apply to receive $375/week for up to 8 weeks, working full time (32-40 hours/week). Most research assistantships last between 6-8 weeks; the dates/timing of the RA is set by the faculty sponsor. The deadline for students to apply for research assistantship funding is March 1.
  • Career & Leadership Development manages the majority of the administrative work for the research assistantships.
  • Research assistantships may take place on campus, or anywhere else in the world that faculty members are doing research (however, funding amounts remain the same).
  • Students may not take summer school courses concurrently with the research assistantship, but they may stay in the dorms at a reduced rate.
More information and FAQ about research assistantships with Sewanee faculty
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Wilson at Career & Leadership Development ( or x1736)
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