Mentored Opportunities for Research Experience (MORE)
Each summer, the Mentored Opportunities for Research Experience (MORE) Program offers McDonough School of Business undergraduates the opportunity to have a semi-structured summer research experience supporting a faculty member’s research. MORE fellows provide up to 170 hours of remote work assistance from May to August to support faculty research and, in return, are provided a $3,000 research award.
Selected students are connected with a faculty member to investigate topics related to business, which may also be interdisciplinary. Through one-on-one collaboration with a faculty member on their research projects, students will delve deeply into the evolving nature of scholarly inquiry and acquire hands-on experience in executing original research. This personalized mentorship not only demystifies the research process but also equips students with practical skills and knowledge applicable to real-world scenarios
Upon completion of their research fellowships, MORE fellows will present their findings in a forum open to the entire Georgetown community during the Undergraduate Research Symposium in October.
By participating in MORE, students will be able to
- Develop a foundational understanding of the research process and its various components.
- Cultivate effective collaboration and teamwork skills through working closely with a faculty mentor and fellow students.
- Enhance problem-solving abilities by actively engaging in the resolution of real-world research challenges within the chosen project.
- Strengthen critical thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting data, literature, and relevant research findings.
- Gain hands-on experience in employing research methodologies specific to the chosen field of study under the mentorship of a faculty member.
- Improve oral and written communication skills by presenting research findings in various formats
- Develop effective time management skills to balance project commitments, academic responsibilities, and other obligations.
- Foster an understanding of ethical considerations in research, including issues related to data integrity, confidentiality, and responsible conduct.
- Gain insights into potential career paths within the field of research and academia, fostering informed decision-making for future academic and professional pursuits.
How to Apply
Applications for MORE 2024 open in mid-February and close in mid-March. To learn about MORE, please join one of our virtual information sessions.
- Tuesday, February 13 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ; MORE Info Session Event Recording
- Wednesday, February 21 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ; Zoom
2024 MORE Program
Application Open: February 12 – March 11
Please contact Dr. Justin Smith, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, with any questions.
Please note that the MORE program is only available to current McDonough undergraduate students.
Faculty members interested in having your project included in the MORE Program should contact Dr. Justin Smith, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, for more information.