Each year, in departments across campus, Middlebury students and faculty work together to produce original research, furthering faculty scholarship and deepening student engagement and learning.
Research assistants working during the academic year are paid, receive course credit or are volunteers. During the summer, research assistants are either paid or volunteer. Course credit is not available. Paid or unpaid, a research assistant is a formal relationship with responsibilities for both the faculty and the student.
Funding for paid positions is available through individual faculty. Students must contact faculty to arrange a position.
Sources of funding for faculty during the academic year are:
- Faculty Research Assistant Fund (FRAF)
- Undergraduate Collaborative Research Fund (UCRF)
- Institutional and Individual Faculty Grants
- Gladstone Award
- Departmental Funding
In Addition for Summer:
Middlebury has a Summer Research Program with funding available for research assistants. The request for proposals goes out to faculty in February with a March deadline.
Summer Research Assistants
A Summer Research Assistant is a position with a faculty member that conforms to the Research Assistant Policies. A student is paid a stipend that does not include housing or dining. The 2014 stipend rate is $410 per week for a 40 hour equivalent. See Student Employment for more information on summer housing and dining and the summary Hiring a Summer Research Assistant