Multiple students have contacted me about my listing. Can I invite them all to
submit an application, or do I have to choose one?
You may apply with more than one student;
however, the selection committee will only approve
funding for one Scholar to work with any one Mentor. Many faculty members will use criteria such as graduation year, prior experience,
or research interests to select the student(s) with
whom they apply. If you would strongly prefer to
work with one of these prospective applicants,
please assist the other students by suggesting
colleagues who may be interested in providing them
What if I already have a student with whom I would like to work? (On a Senior
Honors Thesis, etc.)
If you are already working with an applicant,
you need not provide information about the project
for posting on this site.
Will I need to be
physically present on a Tufts campus this summer in
order to sponsor a Summer Scholar?
While it is most typical for the faculty mentor
to be on the same (or a nearby) campus during the 10
weeks of the proposed project, some projects will
not require as much consistent in-person contact.
Successful student applicants will submit a time
line and detailed plan for contact with their
Mentor, as appropriate to the specific project.
Mentors to Scholars conducting field work abroad for
a significant portion of their summer should also be
in-country for the majority of that period or
designate a representative there.
Are faculty mentors compensated for their time?
While mentors to Summer Scholars do not receive
stipend or pay, they do have access to $1000 in
research funding. Additional information regarding this
funding will be sent to mentors following scholars'
acceptance of grants.
How are Summer Scholars selected?
The rubric used by the faculty selection
committee can be accessed
After determining eligibility, the committee will
consider the fit and commitment of the
student/mentor pairing, the student's expressed
understanding of the work s/he proposes to explore,
grades in her/his relevant coursework, ability to
balance work as demonstrated by choices illustrated
on her/his transcript and resume, and fit of the
program into the student's overall educational plan.