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Applications are now being accepted June 30 Through July 18, 2014.


Each year, a select group of 50 Dean of Students (DoS) Scholars is chosen to participate in the OUR UT (Opportunities for Undergraduate Research at The University of Texas at Austin) program. Undergraduate students are matched with research being conducted by the DoS Research Institute. DoS Scholars will explore research topics including peer mentoring, undergraduate student experiences, impact of involvement in student judicial services, disability issues in higher education, sorority and fraternity life, first-generation students, and student veterans, to name a few. To learn more about the Institute, visit DoS Scholars are chosen through a competitive process. Selected Scholars will be notified by July 31, 2014.

Responsibilites and Opportunities

OUR UT recruits undergraduates interested in assisting with the Institute’s research projects. Students selected for OUR UT will become DoS Scholars for the 2014–2015 school year. OUR UT DoS Scholars are expected to dedicate 3 hours per week to take part in the program. In exchange for your time, our program will provide you with training in undertaking research in higher education, preparing you for hands-on experience with projects sponsored by the DoS Research Institute. An introductory research methods course will be offered to you during the fall semester, and you will have the opportunity to apply to assist with DoS research projects during the spring semester. The research course, UGS 312, will be an in-person/online hybrid course. Online lectures will be available for viewing any time during the week, and in-person class sessions will take place on Thursdays from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

2014-2015 DoS Scholar Application

To apply, complete this application (docx) and include your resume as an attachment. Please e-mail the material as Word or scanned PDF documents to Jessica Faith Carter, OUR UT Student Research Coordinator, at

Applications will be accepted beginning June 30, 2014. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CST on July 18, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and successful applicants will be notified by July 31, 2014. Accepted applicants will be expected to begin the program at the start of the fall semester. If you are selected as a DoS Scholar, we will manually register your for the course.

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