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Farrell Fellowship

About the Farrell Fellowship Program

The Farrell Fellowship program was launched in 2014 to honor former Political Science professor R. Barry Farrell. In this program, Political Science majors work alongside our professors on faculty-generated research projects.  As paid research assistants with the title of Farrell Fellow, students learn the process of conducting academic research from faculty mentors.

The Farrell Fellowship offers personal and professional development opportunities. Fellows play an important role in a research project that unfolds over an extended period of time and learn the multiple stages of project development, as well as how to handle setbacks and unexpected results that arise in the process.

Faculty are not only supervisors but also mentors, teaching Fellows about the intricacies of political science research. This ranges from identification of a research problem to the development of key research questions to the choice of research design and appropriate method to the collection and analysis of data. Fellows gain hands-on experience in using and applying different quantitative, qualitative, or interpretive research methods. Fellows also learn how to collaborate as past of a research team with faculty and other students.

 Program Details
Application Information

Applications are open for the second application cycle for 2021-22 academic year Fellowship positions. Visit the application page to see the projects that are hiring Farrell Fellows and apply.  Applications will be accepted from Monday, September 13 - Monday, September 27 at 11:59 pm CT.

The spring application cycle for summer 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year will take place in the 2022 spring quarter.

More information

Visit the Farrell Fellowship FAQ page to learn more about the Fellowship. If you have additional questions about the program, please reach out the Political Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Libby Wait

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