Future Scholars

The Emerging Scholars Program will be accepting applicants for the spring. The deadline has been extended to Nov. 1, 2016. Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to apply!

Do you like learning more about the world around you, taking a hands-on approach to problem solving, and being a part of something big?  Then the Emerging Scholars Program might be for you!

The Emerging Scholars Program provides first- and second-year students at the University of Alabama with a unique opportunity to engage in research with our award-winning faculty.  With help from the Program’s director and a network of current and former Emerging Scholars, you will find a faculty mentor whose research interests you.  You will take an active role in the research process, learn how to present your work to other scholars, and develop relationships and skills that will serve you long after graduation.

If you think research only happens in the Natural Sciences, think again.  Emerging Scholars have engaged in research in virtually every Department on campus.  Whether you’re interested in cybercrime or art history, there is a research opportunity waiting for you.

For the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the program will accept 60 freshmen, sophomores and juniors.  Grades and test scores will be used to determine if a student is ready for the program, but successful applicants will have a demonstrated passion for learning.