Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Haas Scholars Program

Timeline

By February 22, 2023, at the latest (earlier is much less stressful and is highly recommended to increase your chances of selection, but every year some “late starters” are also selected):

In any order:

  • Come to the “Getting started/finding a mentor” workshop
  • Meet with Program Manager and Advisor Leah Carroll to check your eligibility and get help finding a mentor, defining a topic and getting started on your proposal
  • Find a mentor
  • Define a topic
  • Come to the “Writing a Proposal” workshop
  • Write a draft of your proposal; show it to lots of people to get feedback; revise your proposal

By early February 2023: 

Ask your sponsor and your professional reference for letters of recommendation;

Also, request letters of support if they are relevant to your topic (demonstrating access to archives or particular resources)

By February 22, 2023, at noon:

Submit your application, including your proposal and budget, and a creative sample if you are proposing a creative project (art, dance, creative writing, etc.)

Your letters of recommendation and support are also due this day.

By March 13, 2023:

If your project involves human subjects, you will be told of the selection decision by the end of this day.

By March 16, 2023, 9 AM:

If your project involves human subjects and has greater than minimal risk (e.g. you are interviewing prisoners or children), you must complete a draft of your human subjects protocol and add Leah Carroll as administrative contact so she can review it. 

By March 17, 2023, 9 AM: 

All other selected and waitlisted applicants with projects involving human subjects must complete a draft of your human subjects protocol and add Leah Carroll as administrative contact so she can review it.

By March 20, 2023:

If your project involves human subject and has greater than minimal risk, you must have protocols approved by faculty mentor and must have submitted your revised protocols to the IRB.

By March 22, 2023:

All selected/waitlisted applicants with projects involving human subjects must have their protocols approved by their faculty mentor and must have submitted their revised protocols to the IRB.

By April 1, 2023:

All remaining (non-human subjects) applicants will be notified of selection decisions.

By early April 2023:

Turn in your scholar’s contract, photo, project description, and reception RSVP to the program office.

April 13, 2023:

The New Scholars Reception, where the new Haas Scholars will be presented to the world, and the “old” Haas Scholars pass the baton to you. 

May 22 – 26, 2023:

Attend the Haas Scholars Orientation Retreat; get to know your cohort members and build a community, and receive wise advice from faculty members.   All daytime events and overnight lodging at the Berkeley City Club (a few hours off each day in the afternoon). 

May 30 – August 16, 2023:

Engage in full-time research.  Over the summer you will meet at least twice with all members of your cohort (in person or via zoom), you will check in every two weeks via email, and you will meet with your small disciplinary group every two weeks. 

Every Friday from August 25 – December 1, 2023; 3-5 PM:

The Haas Scholars seminar will meet Fridays from 3-5 pm weekly.  Each week, two scholars present (each scholar presents once).  Learn how to present and give feedback, and also learn about many different areas of knowledge. 

RRR week, December 4 – 8, 2023:

Conference practices with mentors present

January 8 – 10, 2024:

Conference practices with your peers 

January 11 – 12, 2024:

The Haas Scholars conference (each scholar presents to the public).  Scholars must attend the entire conference, all day on both days. The conference will take place on or near campus.

Spring semester, 2024:

Haas Scholars writing seminar (1 unit) offers support for those finishing their honors theses this semester. Fridays 3-5 pm. 

May 10, 2024:

Turn in the thesis, last receipts, exit survey, give feedback, and wrap up any last loose ends. 

After May 2024:

Become an active member of the Haas Scholars alumni network!