2023 Laidlaw Scholars

Posted in Undergrad Opportunities

Posted on 10/19/23: The Center for Research and Fellowships staff would like to share a new opportunity for faculty colleagues to engage with the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholarship Programme <https://crf.georgetown.edu/the-laidlaw-undergraduate-leadership-and-research-scholarship-programme/ (new window)>. Each year, the CRF selects up to 25 Georgetown students as Laidlaw Scholars. These students engage in 6 weeks of faculty-mentored research in their first summer in the program.

Typically, students applying for the program must propose their own projects and secure a faculty mentor. This year we are piloting an option forfaculty proposed projects <https://crf.georgetown.edu/laidlaw-scholars-faculty-resources/ (new window)>. This new aspect of the program will allow faculty to hire student researchers through the Laidlaw Scholars program, allowing students the opportunity to more fully engage in the research process while allowing you as faculty to take on additional help on your projects at no cost.

As part of the program, the scholars are provided with a stipend to cover expenses. Students are also provided optional campus housing during the research period, though they are not required to be on campus while conducting their research. Additionally, the CRF has a separate funding pool for any additional costs needed to cover the students’ research.

Faculty mentors are expected to closely monitor and guide students through the research process, including advising the scholar on different aspects of the research process and meeting once per week to discuss student progress. For more information or to propose a project, please visit the Laidlaw Scholars page on our website. <https://crf.georgetown.edu/laidlaw-scholars-faculty-resources/ (new window)>

As the campus community settles into new routines, the Center for Research & Fellowships <https://crf.georgetown.edu/ (new window)>staff want to share opportunities to engage with and hire undergraduate student researchers. Each year, hundreds of students approach the CRF seeking information on undergraduate research opportunities. Often, these students are looking
to connect with faculty and learn more about faculty member research.

Typically, students applying for funding through our office must propose their own projects and secure a faculty mentor. This year, through the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholarship Programme <https://crf.georgetown.edu/the-laidlaw-undergraduate-leadership-and-research-scholarship-programme/ (new window)>, the CRF is piloting faculty proposed projects
<https://crf.georgetown.edu/laidlaw-scholars-faculty-resources/ (new window)>. This new aspect of the program will allow you as faculty to hire student researchers through the Laidlaw Scholars program, allowing students the opportunity to more fully engage in the research process while allowing you as faculty to take on additional help on your projects at no cost.

As part of the program, the scholars are provided with a stipend to cover expenses during their 6 week-long research period. Students are also provided optional campus housing during the research period, though they are not required to be on campus while conducting their research. Additionally, the CRF has a separate funding pool for any additional costs needed to cover the students’ research.

Faculty mentors are expected to closely monitor and guide students through the research process, including advising the scholar on different aspects of the research process and meeting once per week to discuss student progress. For more information or to propose a project, please visit the Laidlaw Scholars page on our website. <https://crf.georgetown.edu/laidlaw-scholars-faculty-resources/ (new window)>