The Department of Government
The Department of Government

How to Apply

Applications to the J.J. “Jake” Pickle Undergraduate Research Fellowship are available to undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have an interest in learning more about research in political science, developing quantitative research skills, and executing an original research project on a topic related to American political institutions.
  2. Are Juniors or Seniors upon commencement of the Fellowship. Exceptions may be made for Sophomores on a case-by-case basis. Transfer students may apply only after completing two semesters at UT.
  3. Expect to enroll in at least 12 credit hours (full-time status), including the Fellowship course, during both semesters of participation.
The application is available here, and may be submitted via email to both Professors Jones and Theriault. The application deadline is April 15 of each academic year, though applications may be considered on a rolling basis afterwards. Applicants are encouraged to meet with Professors Jones or Theriault before applying.

Faculty and students attend the 2014 Department of Government Undergraduate Research Day.

Policy Agendas Project

Undergraduate Research at UT


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