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Student Research: Guidelines for Application


  • Be sponsored by a faculty mentor
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours before commencing work on a project
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0* or higher
  • Send the application and proposal to, the subject line should read: "Student Research Associateship"

Requirements for Approved Students:

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0*
  • Register for a 496R (Student Research) class for 1-3 credits, as determined by faculty mentor
  • Be enrolled at BYU–Hawaii as a full-time student excluding the 496R class
  • Submit Evidence of progress at the end of each semester (i.e., conference proposal, final report, progress report, etc.)
  • Present periodic seminars as required by the faculty mentor and the college/school, including university undergraduate research during winter semester
  • A final report will be included at the end of the research project, including documentation of presentations and publications

Evaluation Requirements:

  • Each faculty mentor will review the student performance at the end of an assistantship, grades are assigned for 496R Student Research
  • The faculty mentor will insure that there is continued benefit to the student, the project and the University
  • The student will also be required to submit a report summarizing their research/ conference presentation and the outcome
  • The student applying for travel has not received funding for travel to a previous conference


A student applying for renewal of an assistantship should submit a letter of request and a recommendation from their current faculty mentor. This brief proposal (1-2 pages) should contain a progress report and explanation of what is expected to be accomplished during the extension of the associateship.

Note: Reimbursement requests should be submitted within the semester/term of the grant or within two weeks of the end of the semester/term of the grant.

*GPA Exceptions can be made by the approval of faculty and the committee.